An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems

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Michael J. Wooldridge
John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, UK
March 2002

This is the first textbook to be explicitly designed for use as a course text for an undergraduate/graduate course on multi-agent systems. Assuming only a basic understanding of computer science, this text provides an introduction to all the main issues in the theory and practice of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems.

  • The companion Web Site includes sample exercises, lecture slidest and hyperlinks to software referred to in the book
  • Introduces agents, explains what agents are, how they are constructed and how they can be made to co-operate effectively with one another in large-scale systems
  • Introduces the main issues surrounding the design of intelligent agents
  • Introduces a number of typical applications for agent technology