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Can a Robot and a Planner Become Real Friends?

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Host: Dr. Nick Hawes

Automated Planning is a technology explored in Artificial Intelligence that seeks to organise activities in order to achieve specific goals. Faced with goals to achieve, a planner constructs a plan by organising instances of the actions into a structure that is causally valid and is predicted to achieve the goals, while optimising a cost function. There is a growing synergy between robotics, planning and verification, motivated in particular by the need for robust autonomy, where one wants robots to be autonomous during their missions, reducing the frequency of assistance requests. Planning is also closely related to model checking, as both rely on efficient state-space exploration, and there is a growing cross-fertilisation between the two areas. This talk will give an introduction on plan-based control of robotics systems and present some recent advances on planning and robotics integration, and on the synergy between planning and model checking, highlighting challenges and open issues.

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