1st Workshop on


Multi-Agent Dynamic Games

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2023
Calender October 1, 2023
Location Detroit, Michigan, USA
Huntington Place, Room 252A
[This workshop will be held only in In-Person]


Decision-making in real-world multi-agent systems, especially where agent teams collaborate to compete while operating with full dynamics in changing environments and with imperfect opponent information, is an important and challenging problem that has many applications in next-generation robotics. The MAD-Games Multi-Agent Dynamic Games workshop at IROS aims to explore the latest advances in using game-theoretic and multi-agent learning approaches to help performant autonomous agents understand safe interaction with diverse competitive strategies. One of the key challenges in designing effective algorithms is handling the complex and highly interactive behavior between agents. Existing game theory models often rely on an oversimplified discretization of agent action spaces and strong assumptions such as perfect information and rational decision-making. These lead to inaccurate descriptions of the dynamics of real-world interactions. Additionally, the highly dynamic and unpredictable nature of real-world robotic systems can make it difficult to predict the behavior of the system, leading to safety risks. These dynamic games are inherently challenging as (a) crashing is dangerous and expensive, (b) Current sensors cannot infer the intention or strategy of the opponent, and (c) We are in a small-data regime as we cannot use past games to learn from as strategies, environments and vehicles change. The MAD Games workshop focuses on addressing these challenges by bringing together researchers and practitioners to (1) explore the latest developments in game theory for interactive decision-making with learning-enabled multi-agent systems, and (2) investigate how game-theoretic models can be adapted to handle the complexities of real-world robotic systems.


Rahul Mangharam
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Johannes Betz
Assistant Professor
Department of Mobility Systems Engineering
Technical University of Munich
Venkat Krovi
Michelin Chair Professor
Department of Automotive Engineering
Clemson University
Hongrui Zheng
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

This workshop is support by the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on
"Autonomous Ground Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems"