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Game tree search algorithms for the game of cops and robber

  • Author / Creator
    Moldenhauer, Carsten
  • Moving target search has been given much attention during the last twenty years. It is a game in which multiple pursuers (cops) try to catch an evading agent (robber) and also known as the game of cops and robber. Within this thesis we study a discrete alternating version played on a graph with given initial positions for the cops and the robber, providing a number of results for optimal and sub-optimal approaches to the game.

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  • Graduation date
    2009-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3J12X
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Computing Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Sturtevant, Nathan (Computing Science)
    • Schaeffer Jonathan (Computing Science)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Mueller, Martin (Computing Science)
    • Kouritzin, Mike (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)