Competing for Resources: Estimating Adversary Strategy for Effective Plan Generation
Keywords:Planning, Routing, And Scheduling (PRS), Multiagent Systems (MAS)
AbstractEffective decision making while competing for limited resources in adversarial environments is important for many real-world applications (e.g. two Taxi companies competing for customers). Decision-making techniques such as Automated planning have to take into account possible actions of adversary (or competing) agents. That said, the agent should know what the competitor will likely do and then generate its plan accordingly. In this paper we propose a novel approach for estimating strategies of the adversary (or the competitor), sampling its actions that might hinder agent's goals by interfering with the agent's actions. The estimated competitor strategies are used in plan generation such that agent's actions have to be applied prior to the ones of the competitor, whose estimated times dictate the deadlines. We empirically evaluate our approach leveraging sampling of competitor's actions by comparing it to the naive approach optimising the make-span (not taking the competing agent into account at all) and to Nash Equilibrium (mixed) strategies.
How to Cite
Chrpa, L., Rytíř, P., Horčík, R., & Edelkamp, S. (2022). Competing for Resources: Estimating Adversary Strategy for Effective Plan Generation. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 36(9), 9707-9715. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v36i9.21205
AAAI Technical Track on Planning, Routing, and Scheduling