Analyzing the Performance of "Winner-Take-All" and "Voting-Based" Action Selection Policies within the Two-Resource Problem

TitleAnalyzing the Performance of "Winner-Take-All" and "Voting-Based" Action Selection Policies within the Two-Resource Problem
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsAvila-García, O, Cañamero, L, te Boekhorst, R
EditorBanzhaf, W, Christaller, T, Dittrich, P, Kim, JT, Ziegler, J
Name of ProceedingsAdvances in Artificial Life: 7th European Conference, ECAL 2003
Series TitleLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume2801
Pagination733–742
PublisherSpringer
ISBN Number978-3-540-20057-4
Abstract

The problem of action selection for an autonomous creature implies resolving conflicts between competing behavioral alternatives. These conflicts can be resolved either via competition, following a “winner-take-all” approach, or via cooperation in a “voting-based” approach. In this paper we present two robotic architectures implementing these approaches, and report on experiments we have performed to compare their underlying optimization policies. We have framed this study within the context of the “two-resource problem,” as it provides a widely used standard that favors systematic experimentation, analysis, and comparison of results.

DOI10.1007/978-3-540-39432-7_79