Posts tagged "système"

Model Self-Calibration using Self-Adaptive Multi-Agent System

Context Presentation

The purpose of this project is to propose a cooperative agent model, based on the self-adaptive multi-agent system theory (AMAS), allowing an efficient and fast exploration of the parameter space, autonomously and automatically. This exploration should allow a continuous readjustment of the simulation until convergence, improving the control of the macro-level over the micro-level.

On an application standpoint, the purpose of this project is to produce a realistic traffic that satisfies the best a set of objectives and constraints at both micro and macro levels. This traffic should also allow interaction with humans and adapt to events that could occur in the virtual environment. 

CALICOBA_simple - Darmo


Self-adaptive Multi-agent Systems, Self-Calibration, Multi-Agent Simulation

Scientific goals

1. Enrich the AMAS theory with general learning mechanisms andstrengthen the coupling between micro and macro levels.

2. Propose a new generic calibration method of models.

3. Enrich GAMA tools


Dynamic Learning of the Environment for Eco-Citizen Behavior

Context Presentation

The development of sustainable smart cities requires the deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to ensure better services and available information at any time and everywhere. As IoT devices become more powerful and low-cost, the implementation of an extensive sensor network for an urban context can be expensive.

This thesis addresses the problem of estimating missing information in urban contexts. The objective is to estimate accurate environmental information where physical sensors are not available. The proposed solution, HybridIoT, uses the Adaptive Multi-Agent System (AMAS) to estimate accurate environmental information under conditions of uncertainty arising from the urban application context in which the project is applied, such as openness, heterogeneity and large-scale, which have not been explored by the state-of-the-art solutions.

illustration - Davide Guastella


Smart city, Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems, Missing Information Estimation, Heterogeneous Data Integration

Scientific goals

- Limiting the number of ad hoc devices to be deployed in an urban environment

- The exploitation of heterogeneous data acquired from mobile, intermittent devices

- Real-time processing of information

- Self-calibration of the system


Collective Learning for Robotics

Context Presentation

The current digital transformation requires the creation of autonomous applications that can be adapted to complex, dynamic, heterogeneous, and unpredictable environments. These systems must be equipped with proactive learning capabilities.

To this end, Self-Adaptive Multi-Agent principle allows the decentralization and self-observation of the learning process. Each knowledge granule is an autonomous agent that cooperates with its neighbors to improve learning from exogenous and endogenous feedbacks. Detecting and solving concurrences, conflicts and incompetence leads to active endogenous learning.This work on an adaptive decentralized learning mechanism is applied to the learning of a robotic arm inverse kinematics.

Illustration Bruno Dato - Bruno Dato


Self-Adaptive Learning, Endogenous Learning, Adaptive Multi-Agent Systems, Robotics

Scientific goals

•    Design a Self-Learning System

•    Lifelong and Endogenous Learning

•    Genericity and Scalability


SANDFOX Project: Optimizing the Relationship between the User Interface and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Energy Management in Smart Buildings

Context Presentation

This research project deals with energy efficiency in buildings to mitigate the climate change. Buildings are the highest source of energy consumption worldwide. However, a large part of this energy is wasted, mainly due to poor buildings management. Therefore, being accurately informed about consumptions and detecting anomalies are essential steps to overcome this problem. Currently, some software exists to record, store, archive, and visualize big data such as the ones of a building, a campus, or a city. Yet, they do not provide Artificial Intelligence (AI) able to automatically analyze the streaming data to detect anomalies and send alerts, as well as adapted reports to the different stakeholders.

The system designed in the SANDFOX project has for objective to fill this gap. To improve the energy management, an innovative system should aim at visualizing the streaming data, editing reports, and detecting anomalies, for different stakeholders, such as policy makers, energy man-agers, researchers, technical staff or end-users of these buildings.

The paper presents the User-Centred Design approach that was used to collect the required needs from different stakeholders. The developed AI system is called SANDMAN (semi-Supervised ANomaly Detection withMulti-AgeNt systems). It processes data in a time constrained manner to detect anomalies as early as possible. SANDMAN is based on the paradigm of self-adaptive multi-agent systems. The results show the robustness of the AI regarding the detection of noisy data, of different types of anomalies, and the scaling.

 SANDFOX_image-neocampus2020 - Berangere Lartigue


Anomaly detection, dashboard, multi-agent system, smart buildings, energy management

Scientific goals

•    Anomalies detection in smart buildings streaming data by AI,

•    Restitution of the information to different stakeholders through an adapted dashboard.


Design of a Fleet of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles by Adaptive Multi-Agent System

Context Presentation

The theme addressed in this PhD concerns autonomous and connected vehicles. It is essential, after making a vehicle more reliable, to study how several connected autonomous vehicles will be able to interact to maximize the behavior of the collective (fluidity, fuel consumption and pollution). The Society of American Automotive Engineers (SAE International) has defined 5 levels of autonomy: level 1, in which the driver performs all maneuvers, at level 5, in which the vehicle is completely autonomous and can do without driver and / or passenger.This PhD concerns both level 4 autonomous vehicles in which the vehicle drives and the supervised driver can regain control of driving, as well as level 5 vehicles (total autonomy of the vehicle).

In this PhD, the aim is to study how each vehicle communicates with its neighboring vehicles and how it behaves / reacts in response to the information provided by its neighborhood. A lock consists in determining the information that is relevant to communicate among all the data recovered from the numerous sensors scattered in the vehicle and effectors. 

these_neoc - Guilhem Marcillaud



Intelligent Transport System, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Multi-Agent System

Scientific goal

•    Learn how to use any data and which ones are the best to communicate


Self-Organizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Context Presentation

Soon, Air Traffic Control (ATC) will have to cope with a radical change in the structure of air transport. Apart from the increase in traffic that will push the system to its limits, the insertion of new aerial vehicles such as UAVs into the airspace, with different flight performances, will increase its heterogeneity. Previous work investigated the collision avoidance management problem using a decentralized distributed approach. To do so, an autonomous and generic multi-agent system has been proposed to address this complex problem.

The aim of this work is to test the genericity of the proposed multi-agent system (CAAMAS), already tested in simulation with airplanes, using it with real drones in ENAC’s drone aviary. Work carried out during the semester has allowed 1) to interface CAAMAS with ENAC drone software, Paparazzi UAV, 2) ease scenarists work by creating a user friendly interface to generate flight plans, 3) make CAAMAS easier to use by creating some configuration interfaces.Further work will focus on the trajectories modification of the agents to take into account the specificity of the UAV’s.

 s8EEGmWF4yBCLkcS1i2G8yg - Augustin Degas


Autonomous UAV; Multi-Agent System; Self-Avoidance ; Self-Adaptation ; Artificial Intelligence ;

Scientific goals

•    Self-Organization of an autonomous vehicles trafic


RECOVAC: Conditions for Retaking Control by Self-observation of Situations within a Connected Autonomous Vehicle

Context Presentation

Connected autonomous vehicles of level 3 are vehicles in which the human driver delegates driving control in specific situations. During these situations, it may be necessary for the human to regain control of the driving activity.

The main objective of this thesis is to develop a system for the safe and efficient transition of two-way control between the human and the autonomous vehicle.For this, the system must identify by self-observation and in real time situations in which the current driver will no longer be able to ensure driving. He must also provide a context for assessing the criticality of the situation as quickly as possible in order to anticipate and react to it as best as possible. The driving context is composed of indicators that characterize the elements that describes part of the driving process. The system is based on self-adaptive multi-agent learning systems.


self-adaptive multi-agent systems, autonomous vehicle

Scientific goals

•    Dynamic learning using multi-agent systems

•    Generic approach to supervise the activity of a system

•    Insure the acceptability of the system by human driver


Hybrid IoT: a Multi-Agent System for Persistent Data Accessibility in Smart Cities

Présentation du contexte

La réalité d'un campus intelligent ou plus généralement d'une ville intelligente passe par une observation régulière de l'environnement par des capteurs ad-hoc, afin d’agir dans l’environnement avec des dispositifs automatiques pour améliorer le bien-être des usagers. Ces capteurs permettent d’obtenir une connaissance des activités humaines et des conditions dans lesquelles ces activités sont menées, mais le déploiement d'un grand nombre de capteurs peut être coûteux. Les coûts sont principalement liés à l'installation, la maintenance et les infrastructures de capteurs dans les bâtiments existants. Pour ces raisons, l’objectif de cette thèse vise à réduire ces coûts en utilisant quotidiennement des milliers d’informations partielles et intermittentes provenant de smartphones des usagers du campus de l’Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier. Ces traitements sont fondés sur une technologie d’Intelligence Artificielle par systèmes multi-agents coopératifs.



Figure 1 : «On utilise les informations des dispositifs intermittents et mobiles pour fournir des estimations précises»

Objectifs scientifiques

- Apprendre à partir de données brutes, imprécises et intermittentes sans feedback.

- Fournir les informations en continu, même en l’absence de données de smartphone des usagers.

- Utiliser une approche hybride de l’Internet des objets qui mixe capteurs réels et capteurs virtuels.

Mots clés

Systèmes multi-agents auto-adaptatifs, fusion de données, apprentissage, smart campus


Davide Andrea Guastella, Valérie Camps, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, {davide.guastella, camps, gleizes}

QuaLAS - eco-friendly Quality of Life in Ambient Sociotechnical systems

Context Presentation

The usual approach to ambient intelligence is an expert modeling of the devices present in the environment, describing what each does and what effect it will have. When seen as a dynamic and noisy complex systems, with the efficiency of devices changing and new devices appearing, this seems unrealistic. We propose a generic multi-agent (MAS) learning approach that can be deployed in any ambient environment and collectively self-models it. We illustrate the concept on the estimation of power consumption. The agents representing the devices adjust their estimations iteratively and in real time so as to result in a continuous collective problem solving. This approach will be extended to estimate the impact of each device on each comfort (noise, light, smell, heat...), making it possible for them to adjust their behaviour to satisfy the users in an integrative and systemic vision of an intelligent house we call QuaLAS: eco-friendly Quality of Life in Ambient Sociotechnical systems.





Figure 1: « eco-friendly Quality of Life in Ambient Sociotechnical systems »


Scientific Goals

- multi-learning in a highly dynamic environment,

- conditions for scaling up,

- sensitivity to disturbances and noisy signals

- convergence speed


neOCampus, file, presentation, innovation, ambient Intelligence multi-agent systems, complex systems, collective learning.

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