Modeling how humans reason about others with partial information

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Modeling how humans reason about others with partial information
Computer agents participate in many collaborative and competitive multiagent domains in which humans make decisions. For computer agents to interact successfully with people in such environments, an understanding of human reasoning is beneficial. In this paper, we investigate the question of how people reason strategically about others under uncertainty and the implications of this question for the design of computer agents. Using a situated partialinformation negotiation game, we conduct human-subjects trials to obtain data on human play. We then construct a hierarchy of models that explores questions about human reasoning: Do people explicitly reason about other players in the game? If so, do people also consider the possible states of other players for which only partial information is known? Is it worth trying to capture such reasoning with computer models and subsequently utilize them in computer agents? We compare our models on their fit to collected data. We then construct comp...
Sevan G. Ficici, Avi Pfeffer
Added 12 Oct 2010
Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ATAL
Authors Sevan G. Ficici, Avi Pfeffer
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