Empirical game theory of pedestrian interaction for autonomous vehicles

Camara, Fanta and Romano, Richard A. and Markkula, Gustav and Madigan, Ruth and Merat, Natasha and Fox, Charles W. (2018) Empirical game theory of pedestrian interaction for autonomous vehicles. In: Proc. Measuring Behaviour 2018: International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, 06-08 June 2018.

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Abstract

Autonomous vehicles (AV’s) are appearing on roads, based on standard robotic mapping and
navigation algorithms. However their ability to interact with other road-users is much less well understood. If
AVs are programmed to stop every time another road user obstructs them, then other road users simply learn that
they can take priority at every interaction, and the AV will make little or no progress. This issue is especially
important in the case of a pedestrian crossing the road in front of the AV. The present methods paper expands the
sequential chicken model introduced in (Fox et al., 2018), using empirical data to measure behavior of humans in
a controlled plus-maze experiment, and showing how such data can be used to infer parameters of the model via
a Gaussian Process. This providing a more realistic, empirical understanding of the human factors intelligence
required by future autonomous vehicles.

Keywords:autonomous vehicles robotics game theory, autonomous vehicles, game theory
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:32028
Deposited On:25 Jul 2018 14:50

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