An Interactive Planning System
by Wilkins, David E., and Robinson, Ann E.
Technical Note 245
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Note: The research reported here is supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research Contract F49620-79-C-0188 (8871) and by Office of Naval Research Contrast N00014-80-C-0300 (1349).
A principal goal of our planning and plan execution research is to develop a computer system that interacts with a person planning some activity. The system, designed to be independent of the problem area in which the planning takes place, will allow the person to (1) represent the problem area and the actions that may be performed in it; (2) explore alternative plans for performing the activity; (3) monitor the execution of a plan so produced; and (4) modify the plan as needed during its execution. The system currently being tested allows a person to produce a plan interactively, suggesting alternative actions, showing the effects of actions on the situation, checking for problems in the plan, and (occasionally) suggesting corrections for such problems. The plan is represented as a hierarchy of actions linked together in a network, generally called a "procedural network".
|Robinson, Ann E||Alumnus|
|Wilkins, David E||Senior Computer Scientist|