Solutions to realistic prisoners' dilemma games

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We report experiments performed with our new simulation tool for multi-agent Prisoners' Dilemma games. Investigations of realistic situations in which agents have various personalities (Pavlovian, greedy, or conformist) show interesting new results. For the case of Pavlovian agents the game has non-trivial but remarkably regular solutions. Our results may lead to a better understanding of large organizations and constitute a more viable model for the evolution of cooperation in living organisms than those offered in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-846
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2001Oct 10 2001


  • Agent-based simulation
  • Multi-person prisoners' dilemma
  • Nonlinear dynamic system simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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