synonyms: thrash/thrashing/vascillate/dither/waffle/indecision

eg when there was that reinforcement learning guy in our project whose job was to arrange each pile of sticks into an orderly pile of sticks, and there were two piles of sticks on opposite sides of the screen, and he'd spend most of his time going back and forth from one pile to another instead of getting to one pile and rearrange it