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Performance, robustness and effort cost comparison of machine learning mechanisms in FlatLand

Yannakakis, G. N. and Levine, J. and J. Hallam, J. and Papageorgiou, M. (2003) Performance, robustness and effort cost comparison of machine learning mechanisms in FlatLand. In: 11th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'03). UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper presents the first stage of research into a multi-agent complex environment, called “FlatLand” aiming at emerging complex and adaptive obstacle-avoidance and targetachievement behaviors by use of a variety of learning mechanisms. The presentation includes a detailed description of the FlatLand simulated world, the learning mechanisms used as well as an efficient method for comparing the mechanisms’ performance, robustness and required computational effort.