Malte Harder

Research Area: Information driven self-organization of agents and agent collectives

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Emergence of Cooperation in Agent Collectives


In the perception-action loops of multiagent systems, their information-theoretic properties are studied. In particular, information-theoretic quantities such as empowerment, the amount of perceivable control an agent has, and other information-theoretic measures are used to study and shape the behaviour of an agent collective.
This involves, especially in the context of multi-agent systems, identifying the conditions in which multiple agents behaving as a group have more abilities than the sum of their own individual behaviour, but also how they need to interact to achieve self-organization in larger collectives. A main assumption behind this is that information quantities offer a universal approach that is less architecturally biased approach to identify constraints on the organization of behaviour necessary to bring forward self-organization.

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