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CS551K: SOFTWARE AGENTS AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 06 Oct 2020 15:45


Course Overview

The global autonomous systems market is expected to be valued at over £13 billion by 2025, involving both software systems and robots. Such autonomous systems act to achieve goals with no human intervention, and are already found in Tesla's self-driving cars, NASA space probes and systems such as Amazon's Echo. This course provides the student with a solid grounding in the theory and tools which underpin such systems, teaching them both how to develop such systems, and use them effectively as part of a larger product.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Bruno Yun
  • Professor Wamberto W. M. P. D. Vasconcelos

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme or Master of Engineering in Computing Science

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will present the theory and practice of software agents and multi-agent systems. Lectures will cover core concepts, while practicals will allow students to implement and use these techniques. Example topics covered in this course include agent architectures, reasoning techniques, communication and coordination, and individual and group decision making.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 4 Practicals during University weeks 25 - 27

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Software and Report

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Learning Outcomes
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Take Home Exam

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Formative Assessment

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