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AIC Seminar Series

Profitable Directions for AI-Planning Research: A Personal View.

Peter A JarvisAritificial Intelligence Center, SRI International[Home Page]

Date:  2002-04-17 at 16:30

Location:  EJ228  (Directions)

   Abstract

I reflect on the progress that the AI Planning field has made over the past 30 years and define the directions where I believe that we should focus our future efforts if we are to continue as a successful and vibrant scientific field. More concretely, I argue that Fikes and Nilsson's original framing of the planning problem is too far removed from the requirements of real-world applications. We must accept that it will not be feasible to obtain complete and consistent domain theories in the near future and that users will want to influence the plans they receive in dimensions other than goal state and shortest path. In light of this, I argue that we must focus on computer-aided planning instead of computer-replaced planning. I outline the technical challenges this course offers and the exciting work already emerging.

   Bio for Peter A Jarvis

Peter holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and a first class BSc in Computer Science. His research interests center around tool support for authoring and managing plans. He has worked in domains as diverse as Air Campaign Planning (USAF) and Product Innovation in the chemical industry (Unilever, ICI, BG Technology). Today he is working on the Department of Defense (DARPA) Active Templates Program to support command and control processes for Special Operations Forces.

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