Multi-agent simulation

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The multi-agent simulation in computer science applies the concept of multi-agent systems in the simulation on. Active components of under examination system are used as agents considered whose behavior is specified individually. With this, emergent phenomena and dynamic interactions between agents can be demonstrated. Multi-agent simulation is very common in the fields of biology , sociology , traffic physics and evacuation simulations. There they are used to understand relationships and to substantiate theories in a controlled laboratory environment. For some years now, multi-agent simulation has also been increasingly used in 3D computer graphics and film technology in order to simulate mass scenes at low cost. Another area of ​​application are macroeconomic economic simulations . If the agents act in a (simulated) spatial environment and this is displayed discretely, the transition to cellular automata is fluid.

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Execution of a multi-agent model in the SeSAm simulator

There are numerous tools and frameworks for modeling and simulating agent systems. Important tools are: