Merge-and-Shrink Task Reformulation for Classical PlanningDownload PDF


18 Mar 2019, 18:19 (modified: 14 Jun 2019, 16:30)ICAPS 2019 Workshop HSDIP Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
Abstract: The performance of domain-independent planning systems heavily depends on how the planning task has been modeled. This makes task reformulation an important tool to get rid of unnecessary complexity and increase the robustness of planners with respect to the model chosen by the user. In this paper, we represent tasks as factored transition systems (FTS), and use the merge-and-shrink (M\&S) framework for task reformulation for optimal and satisficing planning. We prove that the flexibility of the underlying representation makes the M&S reformulation methods more powerful than the counterparts based on the more popular finite-domain representation. We adapt delete-relaxation and M&S heuristics to work on the FTS representation and evaluate the impact of our reformulation.
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