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Göbeldecker, Moritz ; Keller, Thomas ; Eyerich, Patrick ; Brenner, Michael ; Nebel, Bernhard

Coming up With Good Excuses: What to do When no Plan Can be Found

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can go wrong. First and foremost, an agent might fail to execute one of the planned actions for some reasons. Even more annoying, however, is a situation where the agent is incompetent, i.e., unable to come up with a plan. This might be due to the fact that there are principal reasons that prohibit a successful plan or simply because the task’s description is incomplete or incorrect. In either case, an explanation for such a failure would be very helpful. We will address this problem and provide a formalization of coming up with excuses for not being able to find a plan. Based on that, we will present an algorithm that is able to find excuses and demonstrate that such excuses can be found in practical settings in reasonable time.

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  author =	{Moritz G{\"o}beldecker and Thomas Keller and Patrick Eyerich and Michael Brenner and Bernhard Nebel},
  title =	{Coming up With Good Excuses: What to do When no Plan Can be Found},
  booktitle =	{Cognitive Robotics},
  year =	{2010},
  editor =	{Gerhard Lakemeyer and Hector J. Levesque and Fiora Pirri},
  number =	{10081},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2010/2773},
  annote =	{Keywords: Planning, knowledge representation}

Keywords: Planning, knowledge representation
Seminar: 10081 - Cognitive Robotics
Issue Date: 2010
Date of publication: 27.10.2010

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