The Autonomous Agents Research Group is a research unit within the Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Research in the group is centred on the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies toward the realisation of intelligent agents (such as software agents and robots) which can act autonomously to solve tasks in complex dynamic 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 inference and planning in multi-agent systems and algorithms for multi-agent reinforcement learning, with a particular focus on deep reinforcement learning techniques. The group also has experience in the development of agent technology applications, including in the areas of autonomous vehicles (working with FiveAI) and cyber security.
- Released two new papers about our latest work on autonomous driving with FiveAI (paper1, paper2)
- UK Multi-Agent Systems Symposium at the Turing Institute on 24 Feb 2020
- Major ONR grant funded; expect new postdoc opening soon
- Congrats to Arrasy, Filippos, and Georgios for placing 4th in the Huawei DriveML competition
- Survey on agents modelling other agents published in Artificial Intelligence (arXiv version)