Evolving Tactical Teams for Shooter Games using Genetic Programming

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  author =       "Darren Doherty",
  title =        "Evolving Tactical Teams for Shooter Games using
                 Genetic Programming",
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of the 3rd European Graduate Student
                 Workshop on Evolutionary Computation",
  year =         "2008",
  pages =        "29--42",
  location =     "Naples, Italy",
  editor =       "Jano {Van Hemert} and Mario Giacobini and 
                 Cecilia {Di Chio}",
  address =      "University of Naples Federico II",
  month =        "27 " # mar,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, team
  organisation = "Evostar",
  URL =          "http://netserver.it.nuigalway.ie/darrendoherty/publications/evophd2008.pdf",
  size =         "14 pages",
  abstract =     "In recent years, there has been an emergence of
                 squad-based shooter computer games. For a team to be
                 tactically proficient, intelligent non-playable
                 characters (NPCs) must be created that are able to
                 assess their situation, choose effective courses of
                 action and coordinate their behaviour so that they work
                 together effectively. This is a very difficult task and
                 game developers are still striving to create teams of
                 NPCs that are able to display effective team
                 behaviours. Our research examines genetic programming
                 (GP) as a technique to automatically develop effective
                 team behaviours for shooter games. Previous experiments
                 have given rise to GP evolved teams capable of
                 consistently defeating a single powerful enemy agent.
                 The behaviours of these teams have been analysed using
                 a technique we developed for analysing team phenotypes.
                 In future work, we wish to incorporate explicit
                 communication into the evolution and improve our
                 phenotypic analysis method.",
  notes =        "EvoPHD'2008 held in conjunction with EuroGP-2008,
                 EvoCOP2008, EvoBIO2008 and EvoWorkshops2008",

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