Game Simulation of Smart Taxis

Boumediene Belkhouche, Shaikha Alhadhrami, Mooza Alaleeli, Aisha Saleh, Dena Al Sharif

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    Abstract

    We address the pickup and delivery problem by exploring alternative modeling approaches to assess service quality and to effectively manage the scheduling and allocation of transportation requests by implementing a software simulation of a system of smart cooperative autonomous agents. Our problem definition was derived from a real-life context within our campus wherein golf carts are used to transport people. Given that the complexity of the pickup and delivery problem is NP-hard, our prime strategy to address this complexity is the design a decentralized architecture to distribute decision-making over components of the system and to develop a set of heuristics to find optimal solutions without an exhaustive search. The decentralized model is implemented as a set cooperating autonomous components, each of which has computing power and decisionmaking autonomy, while contributing cooperatively to derive an optimal solution. The game simulation is used to generate descriptive data that capture pickup and delivery scenarios. Analysis of experimental data is used to explore various scenarios and to perform effective resource planning and allocation. The simulation system is available on various platforms (pc, laptop, smart devices).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 Amity International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AICAI 2019
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1026-1031
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538693469
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2019
    Event2019 Amity International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AICAI 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: Feb 4 2019Feb 6 2019

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 2019 Amity International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AICAI 2019

    Conference

    Conference2019 Amity International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AICAI 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityDubai
    Period2/4/192/6/19

    Keywords

    • Autonomous agents
    • Decision-support system
    • Pickup and delivery
    • Software simulation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence

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