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This focus area concentrates on approaches to control and manage a collection of embedded agents to perform a collective task. The main focus is on swarm robotics, where a collection of robot agents have to compete or cooperate to successfully achieve a task. This is achieved by developing control and communications mechanisms that have their foundations in the social and economic sciences.


M Mtshali

PhD Started in 2009

R Visagie

M.Sc Started in 2005

H Grobler

M.Sc Completed in 2005
Hons-B.Sc Completed in 2004

A Eyal

M.Sc Started in 2003

D Rodic

PhD Completed in 2005
M.Sc Completed in 1999


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 Hans Grobler

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 Multi-Agent Systems
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 Degree specific information: M.Sc


 The Agere Framework for Multi-Agent System (MAS) research


A number of software frameworks exist that allow the development of agent based software. These frameworks however largely focus on creating so called "Software Agents". The agents are exclusively software based and typically focus on the business domain. A framework is developed that, although aiming to be generic, would specifically allow the creation of robotic agents. The framework alsos provide various services to facilitate the development of agents. These services include an agent communication bus that makes use of an agent communication language (ACL) as communication protocol. As part of the development of the framework, a suitable world representation and knowledge exchange mechanisms are investigated and implemented.

 Supervisor / Co-Supervisor:

 AP Engelbrecht


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 Degree specific information: Hons-B.Sc


 Robot Construction from Old Computer Parts


Old and/or obsolete computers and computer parts contain many of the components required to construct simple robots. This project investigates the feasibility of using old computer parts for the construction of robots. The project aims to extensively explore the usability of all available computer parts for the various components of a robot such as: movement, sensors and control processing.

 Supervisor / Co-Supervisor:

 AP Engelbrecht


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