The Multilevel Hypernetwork Dynamics of Complex Systems of Robot Soccer Agents

J H Johnson, Pejman Iravani

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Abstract

A mathematical formalism is sketched for representing relational structure between agents. n-ary relations, n > 2, require hyper-networks, which generalise binary relation networks. n-ary relations on sets create structure at higher levels of representation to the elements, in multilevel systems. The state of a system is represented by its multilevel relational structure. The dynamics of a system are represented by state changes through time. These can be continuous with no change in the hyper-network topology, but often they are not. Controlling such systems involves taking actions intended to result in desirable state changes. The concept of multilevel hypernetwork can be applied to multi-agent systems in general.
LanguageEnglish
Article number5
JournalACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatusPublished - Jun 2007

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The Multilevel Hypernetwork Dynamics of Complex Systems of Robot Soccer Agents. / Johnson, J H; Iravani, Pejman.

In: ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Vol. 2, No. 2, 5, 06.2007.

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