Learning to Infer Final Plans in Human Team Planning

TitleLearning to Infer Final Plans in Human Team Planning
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2018
AuthorsKim, J., M. E. Woicik, M. C. Gombolay, S-H. Son, and J. A. Shah
Conference NameInternational Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
Date Published07/2018
KeywordsHuman-Aware Artificial Intelligence, Plan Inference, topic1
AbstractWe envision an intelligent agent that analyzes conversations during human team meetings in order to infer the team’s plan, with the purpose of providing decision support to strengthen that plan. We present a novel learning technique to infer teams' final plans directly from a processed form of their planning conversation. Our method employs reinforcement learning to train a model that maps features of the discussed plan and patterns of dialogue exchange among participants to a final, agreed-upon plan. We employ planning domain models to efficiently search the large space of possible plans, and the costs of candidate plans serve as the reinforcement signal. We demonstrate that our technique successfully infers plans within a variety of challenging domains, with higher accuracy than prior art. With our domain-independent feature set, we empirically demonstrate that our model trained on one planning domain can be applied to successfully infer team plans within a novel planning domain.
Refereed DesignationRefereed