GoBigger: A Scalable Platform for Cooperative-Competitive Multi-Agent Interactive SimulationDownload PDF

Published: 01 Feb 2023, Last Modified: 01 Mar 2023ICLR 2023 posterReaders: Everyone
Keywords: Reinforcement Learning, Environment, Cooperation, Competition, Scalable
Abstract: The emergence of various multi-agent environments has motivated powerful algorithms to explore agents' cooperation or competition. Even though this has greatly promoted the development of multi-agent reinforcement learning (MARL), it is still not enough to support further exploration on the behavior of swarm intelligence between multiple teams, and cooperation between multiple agents due to their limited scalability. To alleviate this, we introduce GoBigger, a scalable platform for cooperative-competition multi-agent interactive simulation. GoBigger is an enhanced environment for the Agar-like game, enabling the simulation of multiple scales of agent intra-team cooperation and inter-team competition. Compared with existing multi-agent simulation environments, our platform supports multi-team games with more than two teams simultaneously, which dramatically expands the diversity of agent cooperation and competition, and can more effectively simulate the swarm intelligent agent behavior. Besides, in GoBigger, the cooperation between the agents in a team can lead to much higher performance. We offer a diverse set of challenging scenarios, built-in bots, and visualization tools for best practices in benchmarking. We evaluate several state-of-the-art algorithms on GoBigger and demonstrate the potential of the environment. We believe this platform can inspire various emerging research directions in MARL, swarm intelligence, and large-scale agent interactive learning. Both GoBigger and its related benchmark are open-sourced. More information could be found at https://github.com/opendilab/GoBigger.
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