Game-theoretic learning algorithm for a spatial coverage problem
Author(s)Savla, Ketan; Frazzoli, Emilio
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In this paper we consider a class of dynamic vehicle routing problems, in which a number of mobile agents in the plane must visit target points generated over time by a stochastic process. It is desired to design motion coordination strategies in order to minimize the expected time between the appearance of a target point and the time it is visited by one of the agents. We cast the problem as a spatial game in which each agent's objective is to maximize the expected value of the Ã Â¿time spent aloneÃ Â¿ at the next target location and show that the Nash equilibria of the game correspond to the desired agent configurations. We propose learning-based control strategies that, while making minimal or no assumptions on communications between agents as well as the underlying distribution, provide the same level of steady-state performance achieved by the best known decentralized strategies.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
47th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2009. Allerton 2009
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Savla, K., and E. Frazzoli. “Game-theoretic learning algorithm for a spatial coverage problem.” Communication, Control, and Computing, 2009. Allerton 2009. 47th Annual Allerton Conference on. 2009. 984-990. © 2010 IEEE.
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