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Being able to imitate individual players in a game can benefit game development by providing a means to create a variety of autonomous agents and aid understanding of which aspects of game states influence game-play. This paper presents a clustering and locally weighted regression method for modeling and imitating individual players. The algorithm first learns a generic player cluster model that is updated online to capture an individual’s game-play tendencies. The models can then be used to play the game or for analysis to identify how different players react to separate aspects of game states. The method is demonstrated on a tablet-based trajectory generation game called Space Navigator.


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This work was supported in part through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Computational Cognition & Robust Decision Making Program (FA9550)


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Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 705