TY - CHAP A1 - Li Tiejun A2 - Peng Yuqing A3 - Wu Jianguo ED1 - Salman Ahmed ED2 - Mohd Noh Karsiti Y1 - 2009-01-01 PY - 2009 T1 - Coordination Control and Fault Diagnosis of Production System Using Multi-Agent Technology N2 - Multi agent systems involve a team of agents working together socially to accomplish a task. An agent can be social in many ways. One is when an agent helps others in solving complex problems. The field of multi agent systems investigates the process underlying distributed problem solving and designs some protocols and mechanisms involved in this process. This book presents an overview of some of the research issues in the field of multi agents. It is a presentation of a combination of different research issues which are pursued by researchers in the domain of multi agent systems as they are one of the best ways to understand and model human societies and behaviours. In fact, such systems are the systems of the future. BT - Multiagent Systems SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/6600 DO - 10.5772/6600 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-24 ER -