Plan, Repair, Execute, Explain — How Planning Helps to Assemble your Home Theater


  • Pascal Bercher Ulm University, Germany
  • Susanne Biundo Ulm University, Germany
  • Thomas Geier Ulm University, Germany
  • Thilo Hoernle Ulm University, Germany
  • Florian Nothdurft Ulm University, Germany
  • Felix Richter Ulm University, Germany
  • Bernd Schattenberg Ulm University, Germany



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


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.




How to Cite

Bercher, P., Biundo, S., Geier, T., Hoernle, T., Nothdurft, F., Richter, F., & Schattenberg, B. (2014). Plan, Repair, Execute, Explain — How Planning Helps to Assemble your Home Theater. Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, 24(1), 386-394.