Deliberative Acting consists of all the reasoning required to choose, organize and perform actions. Planning techniques have been mainly used to choose and organize actions, assuming that actions are directly executable. We argue instead that, most often, in real world applications, deliberation is also required to perform actions, since some form of reasoning is required to decide which lower level steps to execute and how and when to execute them, how to monitor their execution, and how to react to the world dynamics in order to achieve the action's intended effects. Planning techniques (among other ones, like simulation, synthesis of partial programs, or automated verification) can be used to perform actions. an IPC track on Deliberative Acting requires a major shift in approach with respect to current tracks. The purpose is not to compare search engines, their scalability or their performance, but to demonstrate deliberation capabilities, including the efficient exploitation of low-level capabilities in performing actions, their ability to deal with different kinds of real world environments, exogenous events, highly dynamic domains, etc. In this position paper, we provide the motivations for an IPC track on deliberative acting, a novel notion of domain for the IPC, some possible examples and an initial sketch for a roadmap to launch the IPC.

An IPC Track on Deliberative Acting: Moving the competition ahead towards more relevant scientific challenges

Traverso, Paolo;
2015

Abstract

Deliberative Acting consists of all the reasoning required to choose, organize and perform actions. Planning techniques have been mainly used to choose and organize actions, assuming that actions are directly executable. We argue instead that, most often, in real world applications, deliberation is also required to perform actions, since some form of reasoning is required to decide which lower level steps to execute and how and when to execute them, how to monitor their execution, and how to react to the world dynamics in order to achieve the action's intended effects. Planning techniques (among other ones, like simulation, synthesis of partial programs, or automated verification) can be used to perform actions. an IPC track on Deliberative Acting requires a major shift in approach with respect to current tracks. The purpose is not to compare search engines, their scalability or their performance, but to demonstrate deliberation capabilities, including the efficient exploitation of low-level capabilities in performing actions, their ability to deal with different kinds of real world environments, exogenous events, highly dynamic domains, etc. In this position paper, we provide the motivations for an IPC track on deliberative acting, a novel notion of domain for the IPC, some possible examples and an initial sketch for a roadmap to launch the IPC.
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