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Project ID: G1RD-CT-2000-00298
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Hungary

Method to improve multi-agent based scheduling by neurodynamic programming

This result is a new machine learning approach developed by SZTAKI that may be generally applied in the control software of the MPA (Modular Plant Architecture) Software Tool. Applying reinforcement learning, the new approach improves the decision-making in the control software. A two level adaptation method is proposed to solve the scheduling problem in a dynamically changing and uncertain environment. It is applied to the heterarchical multi agent architecture of the MPA controller, which was inspired by food forging ants. The applicability and the effectiveness of the proposed method are illustrated by the results of experimental runs.

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Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, SZTAKI
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