A Novel Interaction Protocol of a Multiagent System for the Study of Alternative Decisions
The process of decision making is one of the core components of a cognitive system. In this paper, a simple, deterministic protocol for agent interaction in a multiagent system is proposed, which is based on passive stigmergy and can exhibit complex interactions, although in the end it stabilizes. This system can be used to study the effect of alternative decisions. A statistical analysis of several scenarios is provided, in which a perturbation, i.e. a single or a small set of alternative decisions, can change the final utility of an agent from minimum to maximum.
KeywordsMultiagent systems Decision making Alternative decisions Perturbations
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