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Applying means-ends analysis to spatial planning

Currently known 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. In this paper, we explore the hypothesis that means-ends analysis based on a world model involving mental imagery allows more human-like solutions. Our method is based on a novel way of representing planning constraints which makes it possible to incrementally generate the symbolic representations for means-ends planning using only imagery operations.


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