Distribution of Agents in Heterogeneous Multi Agent Systems
Egerstedt, Magnus B.
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Heterogeneous multiagent systems are useful for performing various complex distributed tasks. The effectiveness and scope of service such systems provide, can be attributed to the distribution of agents of different types through the network. This paper deals with the development of methods and techniques to analyse heterogeneity distributions in such networks, both qualitatively and quantitatively. These developed tools are used to establish information pertaining to the roles and significance of individual agents. Moreover, the notion of heterogeneity is formalized in terms of the underlying network topology.