Analytical study of a case of the homicidal chauffeur game problem

  • Christian Marchal
Theory Of Games
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 27)


This paper is a shorter presentation of the Ref 11 presented at the IFIP conference.

The analytical study of the homicidal chauffeur game problem is developed with the help of the Pontryagin's theory of optimization and its generalization to deterministic two-player zero-sum differential games.

Different phenomena are encountered : universal line, disperal line, barrier, equivocal line etc... and their equations or at least their differential equations are given. The study is not complete because its end is very complicated but is shows at least how a systematic construction of the "separatrix" can solve the problem and help to understand it.


Optimality Theory Playing Space Differential Game Extremal Trajectory Dispersal Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Marchal
    • 1
  1. 1.OneraChatillonFrance

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