David Lillis: AF-ABLE in the Multi Agent Contest 2009

AF-ABLE in the Multi Agent Contest 2009

Howell Jordan, Jennifer Treanor, David Lillis, Mauro Dragone, Rem W. Collier and G. M. P. O'Hare

Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 59(3-4):389--409, 2010.


This is the second year in which a team from University College Dublin has participated in the Multi Agent Contest. This paper describes the system that was created to participate in the contest, along with observations of the team's experiences in the contest. The system itself was built using the AFAPL agent programming language running on the Agent Factory platform. A hybrid control architecture inspired by the SoSAA strategy aided in the separation of concerns between low-level behaviours (such as movement and obstacle evasion) and higher-level planning and strategy.