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An Adaptive Genetic-Based Incremental Architecture for the On-Line Coordination of Embedded Agents

Tawil, Elias and Hagras, Hani (2009) 'An Adaptive Genetic-Based Incremental Architecture for the On-Line Coordination of Embedded Agents.' Cognitive Computation, 1 (4). pp. 300-326. ISSN 1866-9956

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Abstract

This paper proposes a novel embedded agent architecture that aims to coordinate a system of interacting embedded agents in real-world intelligent environments using a unique on-line multi-objective and multi-constraint genetic algorithm. The embedded agents can be complex ones such as mobile robots that would operate hierarchical fuzzy logic controllers or simple ones such as desk lamps that would bear threshold functions instead. The architecture would enable the agents to learn the users' desires and act in real time without the users having to repeatedly configure the system. The multi-embedded-agent system can adapt on-line to handle sudden changes such as unreliable sensors and actuators as well as agents that break down or come into the system. Multifarious experiments were performed on implementations of the aforementioned architecture where the system was tested in different scenarios of varying circumstances, and most importantly on mobile robots and embedded agents in the iDorm-a smart room at the University of Essex. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Embedded agents; Multi-agent system; Multi-objective optimisation; Fuzzy logic; Genetic algorithms; On-line learning
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 13:33
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:28
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/4279

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