UIINFNP002 Agents and Multiagent Systems

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Marek Menšík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Petr Sosík, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Filip (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Petr Sosík, Dr.
Institute of Computer Science - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Thu 12:15–13:50 B2
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UIINFNP002/A: Mon 14:45–16:20 B3b, T. Filip
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course deals with the theory of agents and multi-agent systems. The goal of the subject is to introduce methods of agents' communication and learning by experience. Particular kinds of agents are considered, from simple reactive agents, up to deliberative, social, hybrid agents, and finally multi-agent systems in general. The students should also be able to create a real multi-agent system.
  • 1. Turing test history. Human and machine intelligence. 2. Agents‘ architecture. 3. Reactive agents, reactivity, emergence. 4. Deliberation, theory of BDI, IRMA (intelligent resource-bounded machine architecture), PRS (procedural reasoning system). 5. Agents' interactions, distributed artificial intelligence 6. Experiments: emergent behaviour of agents 7. Reactive communication with environment, standards of agents’ behavior. 8. Agents' cooperation, table method, negotiation, messaging. 9. Decentralized problem solving 10. Agents' Ontologies and knowledge bases 11. Communication in MAS, communication languages. 12. Indirect communication
    required literature
  • • KUBÍK, Aleš. Inteligentní agenty. Brno: Computer Press, 2004. ISBN 80-251-0323-4 (k dispozici v knihovně).
    recommended literature
  • • WOOLDRIDGE, Michael J. An introduction to multiagent systems. 2nd ed. Chichester, U.K.: John Wiley, 2009. ISBN 978-0-470-51946-2.
  • • HAJDUK, Mikuláš, Marek SUKOP, Matthias HAUN. Cognitive Multi-agent Systems: Structures, Strategies and Applications to Mobile Robotics and Robosoccer (e-book). Springer International Publishing, 2019. ISBN 978-3-319-93687-1
Teaching methods
Interactive lecture Lecture with a video analysis
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Teacher's information
Project presentation max. 30 points. Final exam test max 70 points(min 36 points). To pass - 51points.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2023.
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