Dual-Mandate Patrols: Multi-Armed Bandits for Green Security

14 Sep 2020Lily XuElizabeth BondiFei FangAndrew PerraultKai WangMilind Tambe

Conservation efforts in green security domains to protect wildlife and forests are constrained by the limited availability of defenders (i.e., patrollers), who must patrol vast areas to protect from attackers (e.g., poachers or illegal loggers). Defenders must choose how much time to spend in each region of the protected area, balancing exploration of infrequently visited regions and exploitation of known hotspots... (read more)

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