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Foraging in a Grid World Using Action Templates

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RA Chaminda Ranasinghe ,

University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo, Sri Lanka, LK
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AP Madurapperuma,

University of Moratuwa - Faculty of IT, Sri Lanka, LK
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ND Kodikara

University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

The emergence of behavioural and structural congruence based on simple local interactions of atomic units is a fascination to the scientific community across many disciplines. The climax of behavioural congruence and emergence of behaviour is exemplified by the community life-style of ants. Each individual ant possesses the capability only to solve part of the overall puzzle while aggressively communicating in primitive methods with the spatially related neighbours to produce emergent behaviour.
The primary hypothesis of this research is that the constituent atomic actions of a complex behaviour could be successfully coordinated by a collection of collaborative and autonomous agents with the use of Action Templates.
The AAANTS (Adaptive Autonomous Agent colony interactions with Network Transparent Services) model was conceptualised and implemented as a platform to represent the biologically inspired coordination and learning model to test the research hypothesis. The domain of foraging in a grid-world was identified as the experimental basis to evaluate the AAANTS coordination model. The experiments demonstrated relative improvements in achieving behavioural congruence using the AAANTS model in relation to the traditional Monte-Carlo based methods.

Keywords: Collective Intelligence, Action Templates, Emergent Behaviour, Reinforcement Learning, Frame Representation.

doi: 10.4038/icter.v1i1.449

The International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions 2008 01 (01) : 24 - 32
How to Cite: Ranasinghe, R.C., Madurapperuma, A. & Kodikara, N., (2009). Foraging in a Grid World Using Action Templates. International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer). 1(1), pp.24–32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/icter.v1i1.449
Published on 26 Mar 2009.
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