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Exploiting symmetries by planning for a descriptive quotient


Mohammad Abdulaziz, Charles Gretton and Michael Norrish


Australian National University

Griffith University


We eliminate symmetry from a problem before searching for a plan. The planning problem with symmetries is decomposed into a set of isomorphic subproblems. One plan is computed for a small planning problem posed by a descriptive quotient, a description of any such subproblem. A concrete plan is synthesized by concatenating instantiations of that one plan for each subproblem.

BibTeX Entry

    author           = {Abdulaziz, Mohammad and Gretton, Charles and Norrish, Michael},
    month            = jul,
    year             = {2015},
    keywords         = {planning symmetry},
    title            = {Exploiting Symmetries by Planning for a Descriptive Quotient},
    booktitle        = {Proceedings of the 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
    pages            = {1479-1486},
    address          = {Buenos Aires}


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