Domain-general simulation and planning with physical schemas

Marc S. Atkin, David L. Westbrook, Paul R Cohen

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Abstract

Physical schemas are representations of simple physically grounded relationships and interactions such as `move,' `push,' and `contain.' We believe they are the conceptual primitives an agent employs to understand its environment. Physical schemas can be used at varying levels of abstraction across a variety of domains. We have designed a domain-general agent simulation and control testbed based on physical schemas. If a domain can be described in physical terms as agents moving and applying force, it can be simulated in this testbed. Furthermore, we show that physical schemas can be viewed as the basis for abstract plans and a domain-general planner, GRASP. Our simulation and planning system is currently being evaluated in a continuous, dynamic, and adversarial domain based on the game of Capture the Flag. The paper concludes with an example of how GRASP was applied to the problem of Course of Action generation and evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
Pages1730-1738
Number of pages9
Volume2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 Winter Simulation Proceedings - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Dec 10 2000Dec 13 2000

Other

Other2000 Winter Simulation Proceedings
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period12/10/0012/13/00

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Atkin, M. S., Westbrook, D. L., & Cohen, P. R. (2000). Domain-general simulation and planning with physical schemas. In Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 1730-1738)

Domain-general simulation and planning with physical schemas. / Atkin, Marc S.; Westbrook, David L.; Cohen, Paul R.

Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2 2000. p. 1730-1738.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Atkin, MS, Westbrook, DL & Cohen, PR 2000, Domain-general simulation and planning with physical schemas. in Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. vol. 2, pp. 1730-1738, 2000 Winter Simulation Proceedings, Orlando, FL, USA, 12/10/00.
Atkin MS, Westbrook DL, Cohen PR. Domain-general simulation and planning with physical schemas. In Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2. 2000. p. 1730-1738
Atkin, Marc S. ; Westbrook, David L. ; Cohen, Paul R. / Domain-general simulation and planning with physical schemas. Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2 2000. pp. 1730-1738
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