Cops and Robber Game without Recharging

  • Fedor V. Fomin
  • Petr A. Golovach
  • Daniel Lokshtanov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6139)


Cops & Robber is a classical pursuit-evasion game on undirected graphs, where the task is to identify the minimum number of cops sufficient to catch the robber. In this work, we consider a natural variant of this game, where every cop can make at most f steps, and prove that for each f ≥ 2, it is PSPACE-complete to decide whether k cops can capture the robber.


Connected Graph Undirected Graph Adjacent Vertex Domination Number Winning Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fedor V. Fomin
    • 1
  • Petr A. Golovach
    • 2
  • Daniel Lokshtanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Computing SciencesDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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