Unified Information and Control Flow in Hierarchical Task Networks

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

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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.

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"},
year = {1996},
month = {August},
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