|Title||Goal Inference as Inverse Planning|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Baker, C. L., Tenenbaum J. B., & Saxe R.|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society|
|Pagination||779 - 784|
Infants and adults are adept at inferring agents’ goals from incomplete or ambiguous sequences of behavior. We propose a framework for goal inference based on inverse planning, in which observers invert a probabilistic generative model of goal-dependent plans to infer agents’ goals. The inverse planning framework encompasses many specific models and representations; we present several specific models and test them in two behavioral experiments on online and retrospective goal inference.