Simple Spread

environment gif

This environment is part of the mpe environments. Please read that page first for general information.

Name Value
Actions Discrete
Agents 3
Parallel API Yes
Manual Control No
Action Shape (5)
Action Values Discrete(5)
Observation Shape (18)
Observation Values (-inf,inf)
Import from pettingzoo.mpe import simple_spread_v2
Agents agents= [agent_0, agent_1, agent_2]
Average Total Reward -115.6

Agent Environment Cycle

environment aec diagram

Simple Spread

This environment has N agents, N landmarks (default N=3). At a high level, agents must learn to cover all the landmarks while avoiding collisions.

More specifically, all agents are globally rewarded based on how far the closest agent is to each landmark (sum of the minimum distances). Locally, the agents are penalized if they collide with other agents (-1 for each collision). The relative weights of these rewards can be controlled with the local_ratio parameter.

Agent observations: [self_vel, self_pos, landmark_rel_positions, other_agent_rel_positions, communication]

Agent action space: [no_action, move_left, move_right, move_down, move_up]


simple_spread.env(N=3, local_ratio=0.5, max_cycles=25)

N: number of agents and landmarks

local_ratio: Weight applied to local reward and global reward. Global reward weight will always be 1 - local reward weight.

max_cycles: number of frames (a step for each agent) until game terminates