Non-intentional Cooperative Behaviour for an Agent Based Intelligent Environment

R.A. Chaminda Ranasinghe, Ajith P. Madurapperuma


Our work with the AAANTS (Adaptive, Autonomous, Agent colony interactions with Network Transparent Services) project applies knowledge gathered from the study of natural community life styles, for e.g. Ants, to developing methodologies for intelligent behaviour in agent-based synthetic ecosystems. This paper discusses the feasibility and implications of using nonintentional interactions among entities in a multi-agent system to coordinate collective behaviour as opposed to agent interaction techniques adapted in common deliberative multi-agent systems. The implementation of AAANTS model within the framework of an Intelligent Environment has confirmed the ability of multitude of loosely coupled egalitarian collection of agents to depict adaptive cooperative behaviour using a non-intentional communication model.