TitleA robust MAS coordination mechanism for action selection
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsSierra C, de Mántaras RLópez, Busquets D
Conference NameAAAI 2001 Spring Symposium

Several systems (usually robotics) are controlled by a multiagent systems (MAS). In such systems, the group of agents is responsible of deciding wich action the system has to take. The different methods used to select the action are known as "action selection mechanisms", and there is a wide range of them in the literature (a review of coordination mechanisms can be found in (Weiss 1999)). We have focused on developing an action selection mechanism with the frame of a robot navigation system. One interesting characteristic of such a system is that there exists a clear distinction between the agents that have a global view of the task to be performed (i.e. navigate to reach a target) and those that have local views (such as avoiding obstacles).