Learning to select actions in starcraft with genetic algorithms

Wei Lun Hsu, Ying-Ping Chen

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Abstract

In numerous different types of games, the real-time strategy (RTS) ones have always been the focus of gaming competitions, and in this regard, StarCraft can arguably be considered a classic real-time strategy game. Currently, most of the artificial intelligence (AI) players for real-time strategy games cannot reach or get close to the same intelligent level of their human opponents. In order to enhance the ability of Al players and hence improve the playability of games, in this study, we make an attempt to develop for StarCraft a mechanism learning to select an appropriate action to take according to the circumstance. Our empirical results show that action selection can be learned by AI players with the optimization capability of genetic algorithms and that cooperation among identical and/or different types of units is observed. The potential future work and possible research directions are discussed. The developed source code and the obtained results are released as open source.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTAAI 2016 - 2016 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages270-277
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509057320
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Mar 2017
Event2016 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, TAAI 2016 - Hsinchu, Taiwan
Duration: 25 Nov 201627 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameTAAI 2016 - 2016 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2016 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, TAAI 2016
CountryTaiwan
CityHsinchu
Period25/11/1627/11/16

Keywords

  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Real-Time Strategy Game

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