Action understanding as inverse planning

@article{Baker2009ActionUA,
  title={Action understanding as inverse planning},
  author={Chris L. Baker and Rebecca Saxe and Joshua B. Tenenbaum},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={113},
  pages={329-349}
}
Humans are adept at inferring the mental states underlying other agents' actions, such as goals, beliefs, desires, emotions and other thoughts. We propose a computational framework based on Bayesian inverse planning for modeling human action understanding. The framework represents an intuitive theory of intentional agents' behavior based on the principle of rationality: the expectation that agents will plan approximately rationally to achieve their goals, given their beliefs about the world… CONTINUE READING
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