Building collaborative strategies via imitation

Author Affiliation

  • Saleha Raza is Ph.D. Scholar at the Faculty of Computer Sciences, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

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Conference Proceeding

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This research proposes the use of imitation based learning to build collaborative strategies for a team of agents. Imitation based learning involves learning from an expert by observing her demonstrating a task and then replicating it. This mechanism makes it extremely easy for a knowledge engineer to transfer knowledge to a software agent via human demonstrations. This research aims to apply imitation to learn not only the strategy of an individual agent but also the collaborative strategy of a team of agents to achieve a common goal. The effectiveness of the proposed methodology is being assessed in the domain of RoboCup Soccer Simulation 3D which is a promising platform to address many of the complex real world problems and offers a truly dynamic, stochastic, and partially observable environment.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Raza, S. (2012, July). Building collaborative strategies via imitation. In Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.