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Integrating Task and Motion Planning Using Semantic Attachments
Christian Dornhege, Patrick Eyerich, Thomas Keller, Michael Brenner, Bernhard Nebel

Last modified: 2010-07-07


Solving real-world problems using symbolic planning often requires a simplified formulation of the original problem, since certain subproblems cannot be represented at all or only in a way leading to inefficiency. For example, manipulation planning may appear as a subproblem in a robotic planning context or a packing problem can be part of a logistics task. In this paper we propose an extension of PDDL for specifying semantic attachments. This allows the evaluation of grounded predicates, the change of fluents and the calculation of durations by externally specified functions. Furthermore, we describe a general schema of integrating semantic attachments into forward-chaining planning systems and report on our experience of adding this extension to the planner Temporal Fast Downward. Finally, we present some preliminary experiments using semantic attachments.

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