Conference paper

Applying means-ends analysis to spatial planning

Existing methods for robot planning fall far behind human capabilities: they require approximations of shapes, and they cannot generate plans which involve moving obstacles to clear a path for the moving object. The authors explore the hypothesis that means-ends analysis based on a world model involving mental imagery allows more human-like solutions. The method is based on a way or representing planning constraints which makes it possible to generate incrementally the symbolic representations for means-ends planning using only imagery operations

    Keywords: planning (artificial intelligence) ; robots


    Lab. d'Intelligence Artificielle, Ecole Polytech. Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland


    • HCI-CONF-1991-002

    Record created on 2008-01-14, modified on 2016-08-08


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