Analyzing Stigmergetic Algorithms Through Automata Games

@inproceedings{Vrancx2006AnalyzingSA,
  title={Analyzing Stigmergetic Algorithms Through Automata Games},
  author={Peter Vrancx and Katja Verbeeck and Ann Now{\'e}},
  booktitle={KDECB},
  year={2006}
}
Stigmergy describes a class of mechanisms that mediate animal to animal interaction through the environment. Recently this concept has proved interesting for use in multi-agent systems, as it provides a simple framework for agent interaction and coordination. However, determining the global system behavior that will arise from local stigmergetic interactions is a complex problem. In this paper stigmergetic mechanisms are modeled using simple reinforcement learners, called learning automata. We… 

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