TitleActive Behavior Recognition in Beyond Visual Range Air Combat
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2015
AuthorsAlford, R, Borck, H, Karneeb, J, Aha, DW
Conference NameThird Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems
Date PublishedMay 2015
Conference LocationAtlanta, Georgia

Accurately modeling uncontrolled agents (or recognizing their behavior and intentions) is critical to planning and acting in a multi-agent environment. However, behavior recognition systems are only as good as their observations. Here we argue that acting, even acting at random, can be a critical part of gathering those observations. Furthermore, we claim that acting intelligently via automated planning can significantly reduce the time it takes to confidently classify agent behaviors. We present a formalism and algorithm for integrated planning and recognition, as well as its implementation in a beyond visual range air combat simulator. We found that it yields better behavior recognition than non-integrated approaches. This provides evidence that behavior recognition is not just a necessary component of an intelligent agent, but that good behavior recognition requires intelligent acting.

NRL Publication Release Number: