© Arnaldo Pérez Castaño 2018
Arnaldo Pérez CastañoPractical Artificial Intelligencehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3357-3_5

5. Multi-Agent Systems

Arnaldo Pérez Castaño1 
Havana, Cuba

Thus far we have studied agents as single entities interacting with the environment; in real life many problems can be solved much more quickly and efficiently when multiple agents collaborate to achieve a common goal.

Recall the cleaning agent from Chapters 2 and 3; this agent was dealing with the problem of cleaning an entire terrain on its own. Undoubtedly, this task could be completed much quicker if various cleaning robots were on the terrain communicating and helping each other to complete, in a shorter time, the task that for a single agent would take much ...

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