Mind-Theoretic Planning for Robots


Mind-Theoretic Planning (MTP) is a technique for robots to plan in social domains. This system takes into account probability distributions over the initial beliefs and goals of people in the environment that are relevant to the task, and creates a prediction of how they will rationally act on their beliefs to achieve their goals. The MTP system then proceeds to create an action plan for the robot that simultaneously takes advantage of the effects of anticipated actions of others and also avoids interfering with them.