HAMT 2018 Abstracts

Full Papers
Paper Nr: 1

Mobile Agents for Robot Control based on PSO


Koji Oda, Munehiro Takimoto and Yasushi Kambayashi

Abstract: It is a fundamental concern for the robot research community to explore unknown environments. This paper presents an approach for controlling multi-cooperative robot exploration in an unknown environment. In order to control multiple robots, we take advantage of multiple mobile agents. In this paper, we report our experience in implementing a mobile multi-agent system written in Python 2. We chose Python because it is easy to read and write, and has a rich library. To construct an efficient search algorithm for multiple mobile robots, we employ an extended particle swarm optimization (PSO) for the robot control algorithm. This algorithm allows robots to avoid obstacles while utilizing the PSO as a basic search algorithm. To demonstrate the feasibility of this research, we implemented an agent platform in Python 2, along with a team of mobile robots controlled by a team of mobile agents on this platform. The imaginary application is a search and rescue operation after disaster in an urban area. We believe that the combination of mobile agents and mobile robots contributes lifesaving applications.

Paper Nr: 22

JaCa-MM: A User-centric BDI Multiagent Communication Framework Applied for Negotiating and Scheduling Multi-participant Events - A Jason/Cartago Extension Framework for Diary Scheduling Events Permitting a Hybrid Combination of Multimodal Devices based on a Microservices Architecture


Juan Luis López Herrera and Homero Vladimir Rios Figueroa

Abstract: In this research work, we present a novel BDI (Belief-Desire-Intention) multiagent software architecture for registering and scheduling multi-participant events under an automatic and semi-automatic negotiating process in a BDI multiagent context. Interactions between users and software agents are performed using a user-centric combination of multimodal devices including traditional GUI software for PC or Web, and modern omnipresent mobile and wearable devices. The communication framework is an extension of the JaCa (Jason/Cartago) Platform for permitting multimodal interaction between BDI agents and users over an SOA microservices architecture. Most work on multiagent software is centred on traditional software architectures and devices like PCs. However, web interfaces and mobile and wearables devices are nearest to users having sufficient computing resources, including CPU, memory sizes, and multimodal capabilities, for permitting a richer human-software agent interaction.

Short Papers
Paper Nr: 2

Development of a System to Generate Artificial Ambiance based on Entropy


Hidefumi Ohmura, Takuro Shibayama, Masahide Yuasa, Takayuki Hamano and Ryu Nakagawa

Abstract: Ambience is an abstract concept of sensory information. If we can control sensory information, then we will be able to somehow provide ambience as needed. We developed a controllable ambience model using the entropy of distribution functions based on this hypothesis. We adapted the model to several sensory modes, such as facial expressions, tones, and unobjective figures written in HTML and JavaScript available on any browser. We introduce these systems in this paper.

Paper Nr: 21

Improvement of Bias and Rising Threshold Algorithm based on Local Information Sharing


Nhuhai Phung, Masao Kubo and Hiroshi Sato

Abstract: This paper improves BRT algorithm based on Local Information Sharing (BRT-Lis) to apply to the practical problems which locations related environments. We consider how to adjust the local parameters so that agreed behavior could be obtained optimally. We also examine how the Local Information Sharing influences the agreement with a simple position changing model.