Robert Thomas
Doctor of Computer Science: June 2003


Planning in the face of competition is difficult - especially when the planner has to cooperate with his adversaries. It requires reasoning about the effects of actions in both the short and long term, and taking into account the actions of others. Within the planning community, this is called adversarial planning


Columbus is an adversarial planner that plays Settlers of Catan, a board game that involves complex planning and negotiation. Try your luck against Columbus here.


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