Planning for Autonomous Cars that Leverage Effects on Human Actions

  title={Planning for Autonomous Cars that Leverage Effects on Human Actions},
  author={Dorsa Sadigh and S. Shankar Sastry and Sanjit A. Seshia and Anca D. Dragan},
  booktitle={Robotics: Science and Systems},
Traditionally, autonomous cars make predictions about other drivers’ future trajectories, and plan to stay out of their way. This tends to result in defensive and opaque behaviors. Our key insight is that an autonomous car’s actions will actually affect what other cars will do in response, whether the car is aware of it or not. Our thesis is that we can leverage these responses to plan more efficient and communicative behaviors. We model the interaction between an autonomous car and a human… CONTINUE READING
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