Planning in Action Language BC while Learning Action Costs for Mobile Robots (2014)
Piyush Khandelwal, Fangkai Yang, Matteo Leonetti, Vladimir Lifschitz, and Peter Stone
The action language BC provides an elegant way of formalizing dynamic domains which involve indirect effects of actions and recursively defined fluents. In complex robot task planning domains, it may be necessary for robots to plan with incomplete information, and reason about indirect or recursive action effects. In this paper, we demonstrate how BC can be used for robot task planning to solve these issues. Additionally, action costs are incorporated with planning to produce optimal plans, and we estimate these costs from experience making planning adaptive. This paper presents the first application of BC on a real robot in a realistic domain, which involves human-robot interaction for knowledge acquisition, optimal plan generation to minimize navigation time, and learning for adaptive planning.
In International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), June 2014.

Piyush Khandelwal Ph.D. Alumni piyushk [at] cs utexas edu
Peter Stone Faculty pstone [at] cs utexas edu