The emergence of controllable transient behavior using an agent diversification strategy

Kouji Harada, Tetsuo Kinoshita, Norio Shiratori

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The main subject of this study is to inquire whether it is possible to control transient dynamics in a multiagent dynamical system. It is a well known fact that any multiagent dynamical system follows its transient dynamics, whether its transient dynamics are temporal or not, whenever a dynamical system starts operating at any initial condition. Especially in the case of a transient state occurring frequently due to intermittent perturbations, such as from user's requests, most tasks would be processed on the system's transient dynamics. Then undoubtedly you would care to ask "Is it possible to control transient dynamics on performance and life span, or not?" So far however, for transient dynamics being rated as temporal and uncontrollable dynamics, any systematic knowledge on controlling transient dynamics for multiagent dynamical systems has not been clarified. This study has introduced a new type of agent strategy called "info-reliability." It has clarified the diversification of agent strategy as an available procedure to make the system's transient dynamics controllable on its performance and on the life span of the transient dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-596
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans.
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep


  • Controllable transient dynamics
  • Emergent collective function
  • False-info discrimination function
  • Info-reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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