Multi-agent Systems: An Introduction to Distributed Artificial Intelligence
What are multi-agent systems? How do they work? What do they do? If you are looking for the answers to these questions, read on; for Jacques Ferber's authoritative book is the first to provide a single, coherent overview of multi-agent systems.
Introduces and defines key concepts throughout the text; provides numerous examples to illustrate core principles; draws on contributions from different disciplines to present a holistic, comprehensive picture of state-of-the art agent technology; and describes all the latest developments in the field and encourages the reader to reflect on possibilities for the future.
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Interactions and Cooperation
Action and Behaviour
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