Bachelorarbeit BCLR-2023-25

Smith, Robin: Risk awareness in poker planning agents.
Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Bachelorarbeit Nr. 25 (2023).
65 Seiten, englisch.

The research of games has proven to be an ideal test bed for development in the artificial intelligence field. By solving different games, most prominently chess and checkers, researchers were able to develop, and improve important ideas and algorithms, within a closed and well-defined domain structure, which then could be translated to the real world. The approaches and techniques for these games of perfect information, however, did not always translate perfectly to real life domains. One important factor which was not covered is the notion of risk and uncertainty, that comes with most decisions in real environments. To tackle these problems, a different class of game, where randomness and unpredictability plays a big role, must be used to study decision making. Poker is one of those games, as it builds upon the principle of incomplete information along with possibilities for deception. Poker in general, and especially the variant No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker, has proven to be a valuable yet challenging domain to solve, attracting the attention of many researchers. Multiple approaches for AI powered playing have been taken, resulting in the creation of poker playing agents which are on par with professional poker players. In this thesis we want to explore the possibilities of a new way of approaching the complex problem of No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker, by applying a risk-aware HTN planning technique, judging and evaluating the effectiveness of this approach for this very demanding domain in particular.

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Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen
BetreuerAiello, Prof. Marco; Alnazer, Ebaa
Eingabedatum15. September 2023
   Publ. Institut   Publ. Informatik