An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems (Paperback)

Michael Wooldridge

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Book Description
Multiagent systems represent a new way of conceptualising and implementing distributed software. An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems is the first modern textbook on this important topic. It provides a comprehensive introduction to intelligent agents and multiagent systems. The book assumes no specialist knowledge. It introduces the idea of agents as software systems that can act autonomously, and leads the reader through a detailed discussion of:
  • ways that agents can be built


  • how agents can reach agreements


  • the languages that agents can use to communicate with one-another


  • co-operation and co-ordination in agent systems


  • the applications of agent technology.
Designed and written specifically for undergraduates and computing professionals, the book is supported by extensive online teaching resources, including a complete set of lecture slides. Illustrated with many informal examples, and packed with more than 500 references, An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems is a must-read for students and practitioners of agent systems alike.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents:
  1. Introduction

    Intelligent Agents

    Deductive Reactive Agents

    Practical Reasoning Agents

    Reactive and Hybrid Agents

    Multiagent Interactions

    Reaching Agreements


    Working Together



    Logics for Multiagent Systems

    A History Lesson