The Autonomous Agents Research Group is a research unit led by Dr. Stefano V. Albrecht in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. The long-term goal of the group is to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies which enable autonomous agents (such as robots and software agents) to solve tasks in complex environments. The group has a strong focus on problems of coordination and cooperation in multi-agent systems, in which multiple autonomous agents interact in a shared environment. Current research focuses on algorithms for deep reinforcement learning and multi-agent reinforcement learning. The group is also involved in the development of industry applications, including in the areas of autonomous driving (with Five AI) and multi-robot warehouses (with Dematic). We are a member of the ELLIS European network of excellence in machine learning research.

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Autonomous Agents Research Group, April 2022


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