Unified Information and Control Flow in Hierarchical Task Networks

Katia Sycara, M. Williamson, and K. Decker
Working Notes of the AAAI-96 workshop "Theories of Action, Planning, and Control", August, 1996.


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Abstract
Much recent planning research has focused on two related issues. First, there has been a strong interest in information-gathering (or "sensing", or "knowledge- producing") actions. Second, there has been an investigation of plans with sophisticated control structures, such as conditional branches and loops. But the combination of these two lines of research poses a representational problem: plans with information-gathering actions that can be executed more than once can have complex information-flow and control-flow relationships. In this paper, we present a framework for the representation and execution of hierarchical plans with information producing actions, conditional branches, periodic actions, and loops. Our framework subsumes several techniques found in the recent literature.

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Text Reference
Katia Sycara, M. Williamson, and K. Decker, "Unified Information and Control Flow in Hierarchical Task Networks," Working Notes of the AAAI-96 workshop "Theories of Action, Planning, and Control", August, 1996.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Sycara_1996_2178,
   author = "Katia Sycara and M. Williamson and K. Decker",
   title = "Unified Information and Control Flow in Hierarchical Task Networks",
   booktitle = "Working Notes of the AAAI-96 workshop "Theories of Action, Planning, and Control"",
   month = "August",
   year = "1996",
}