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A cooperative game of a pair of learning automata

Thathachar, MAL and Ramakrishnan, KR (1984) A cooperative game of a pair of learning automata. In: Automatica, 20 (6). pp. 797-801.

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A cooperative game played in a sequential manner by a pair of learning automata is investigated in this paper. The automata operate in an unknown random environment which gives a common pay-off to the automata. Necessary and sufficient conditions on the functions in the reinforcement scheme are given for absolute monotonicity which enables the expected pay-off to be monotonically increasing in any arbitrary environment. As each participating automaton operates with no information regarding the other partner, the results of the paper are relevant to decentralized control.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Automatica
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Learning automata;Cooperative games;updating algorithms; decentralized control.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 09:20
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22032

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