UE Multi-agent systems

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Multi-agent systems and agent-based simulation are very active fields of AI research with multiple industrial and societal applications. This course introduces the field of MAS, the methodological aspects of designing a MAS, tools for implementing them, and some of their applications. It has both a theoretical part and a practical part, including discussing papers from the literature and implementing models in the GAMA simulation platform.

Different dimensions of multi-agent systems will be discussed: modelling the environment, the agents, their interactions and organisation, their reasoning and planning, including the influence of psychological factors such as emotions. Each concept will be illustrated by implementing and extending an agent-based model. The course will also address various existing concrete applications: social emotional agents and robots, simulation for crisis management, video games, etc.