2017 ICAPS Tutorial on AI Planning for Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction

Planning for real robots is hard! Indeed, planning for interesting robotics problems requires rich models to capture complex dynamics as well as the uncertain and evolving environment, scalable planning techniques and robust methods of execution. There are many open problems, including the handling of temporal constraints, how to exploit opportunities, and how to handle failure and anticipate it in the future. At the same time, integration issues have been limiting factors for the actual use of PDDL planners for the control of ROS systems.

Things are getting better! This talk will first highlight recent advances in modelling complex robotics scenarios (using PDDL+) and planning with them (using SMT-based planning). The tutorial will then offer an overview of ROSPlan, the open-source framework for using AI Planning directly with ROS systems.



Michael Cashmore
Website: http://www.inf.kcl.ac.uk/staff/cashmore/
Email: michael.cashmore at kcl.ac.uk

Luca Iocchi
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/dis.uniroma1.it/iocchi/home
Email: Email: iocchi at diag.uniroma1.it

Daniele Magazzeni
Website: http://www.inf.kcl.ac.uk/staff/danmag/
Email: daniele.magazzeni at kcl.ac.uk