A comparison of BDI based real-time reasoning and HTN based planning

De Silva, L and Padgham, L 2004, 'A comparison of BDI based real-time reasoning and HTN based planning', in G. Webb and X. Yu (ed.) AI 2004: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Cairns, 24 November 2004.


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Title A comparison of BDI based real-time reasoning and HTN based planning
Author(s) De Silva, L
Padgham, L
Year 2004
Conference name Australian Joint Conference on Artifical Intelligence
Conference location Cairns
Conference dates 24 November 2004
Proceedings title AI 2004: Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Editor(s) G. Webb
X. Yu
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin
Abstract The Belief--Desire--Intention (BDI) model of agency is an architecture based on Bratmanrsquos theory of practical reasoning. Hierarchical Task Network (HTN) decomposition on the other hand is a planning technique which has its roots in classical planning systems such as STRIPS. Despite being used for different purposes, HTN and BDI systems appear to have a lot of similarities in the problem solving approaches they adopt. This paper presents these similarities. A systematic method for mapping between the two systems is developed, and experimental results for different kinds of environments are presented.
Subjects Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) belief--desire--intention (BDI)
hierarchical task network (HTN)
agents
DOI - identifier 10.1007/b104336
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