AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

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Plan, Repair, Execute, Explain — How Planning Helps to Assemble your Home Theater
Pascal Bercher, Susanne Biundo, Thomas Geier, Thilo Hoernle, Florian Nothdurft, Felix Richter, Bernd Schattenberg

Last modified: 2014-05-11


In various social, work-related, or educational contexts, an increasing demand for intelligent assistance systems can be observed. In this paper, we present a domain-independent approach that combines a number of planning and interaction components to realize advanced user assistance. Based on a hybrid planning formalism, the components provide facilities including the generation, execution, and repair as well as the presentation and explanation of plans. We demonstrate the feasibility of our approach by means of a system that aims to assist users in the assembly of their home theater. An empirical evaluation shows the benefit of such a supportive system, in particular for persons with a lack of domain expertise.


planning, human-computer interaction, HCI, POCL planning, plan repair, plan explanation

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