Discrete dynamics and the space-time possession game

James Law, Jeffrey Johnson

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Like computer chess, robot soccer can be thought of as a game in which the agents on one team cooperate to control more space more comprehensively than the opposing team. Tactical issues such as winning and holding the ball add a
complication to the issue of controlling space. As a research experiment we are investigating a ‘space-time possession game’ in which the only issue is the space
controlled by the agents individually and in combination. The resultant game is similar to ‘Go’, but the objectives and rules are different. We have begun to study this using cellular automata, and we report on a series of experiments in which the ‘robots’ move at random, move to maximise their individual space, or move to maximise the whole team’s space. Our results suggest the last is the most successful approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFIRA Robot World Congress
Place of PublicationBusan, Korea
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2004
EventFIRA Robot World Congress - Busan, Japan
Duration: 27 Oct 200429 Oct 2004


ConferenceFIRA Robot World Congress
Period27 Oct 200429 Oct 2004


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