Herd’s Eye View: Improving Game AI Agent Learning with Collaborative Perception


  • Andrew Nash Memorial University
  • Andrew Vardy Memorial University
  • Dave Churchill Memorial University




Reinforcement Learning, Collaborative Perception, Multi-agent Systems


We present a novel perception model named Herd's Eye View (HEV) that adopts a global perspective derived from multiple agents to boost the decision-making capabilities of reinforcement learning (RL) agents in multi-agent environments, specifically in the context of game AI. The HEV approach utilizes cooperative perception to empower RL agents with a global reasoning ability, enhancing their decision-making. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the HEV within simulated game environments and highlight its superior performance compared to traditional ego-centric perception models. This work contributes to cooperative perception and multi-agent reinforcement learning by offering a more realistic and efficient perspective for global coordination and decision-making within game environments. Moreover, our approach promotes broader AI applications beyond gaming by addressing constraints faced by AI in other fields such as robotics. The code is available at https://github.com/andrewnash/Herds-Eye-View




How to Cite

Nash, A., Vardy, A., & Churchill, D. (2023). Herd’s Eye View: Improving Game AI Agent Learning with Collaborative Perception. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, 19(1), 306-314. https://doi.org/10.1609/aiide.v19i1.27526