Position Paper-Leveraging Classical Planners through Translations Academic Article uri icon


  • Classical planners are rapidly becoming sufficiently fast and efficient to be used as black boxes in many applications. In other planning research areas, such as conformant planning, contingent planning, and even probabilistic planning, translation based approaches which solve these difficult tasks by translating them into classical planning problems have become popular. These translations typically create a rather sophisticated classical planning problem, typically with many more variables and actions, and often with special characteristics, such as large number of conditional effects. They also create variants of classical planning problems, such as resource-bounded planning problems. Researchers in these area rely on modern classical planners to provide solutions to these problems in a heartbeat. Yet, these features raise serious difficulties for modern classical planners. We …

publication date

  • June 1, 2012