AAAI Publications, Seventh Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference

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CAPIR: Collaborative Action Planning with Intention Recognition
Truong-Huy Dinh Nguyen, David Hsu, Wee-Sun Lee, Tze-Yun Leong, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez, Andrew Haydn Grant

Last modified: 2011-10-09


We apply decision theoretic techniques to construct non-player characters that are able to assist a human player in collaborative games. The method is based on solving Markov decision processes, which can be difficult when the game state is described by many variables. To scale to more complex games, the method allows decomposition of a game task into subtasks, each of which can be modelled by a Markov decision process. Intention recognition is used to infer the subtask that the human is currently performing, allowing the helper to assist the human in performing the correct task. Experiments show that the method can be effective, giving near-human level performance in helping a human in a collaborative game.


action planning;MDP;POMDP;plan recognition

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