Compact Policies for Fully Observable Non-Deterministic Planning as SAT


  • Tomas Geffner University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Hector Geffner Universitat Pompeu Fabra



FOND planning, Strong, Dual, cyclic, robust non-determinism, replanners


Fully observable non-deterministic (FOND) planning is becoming increasingly important as an approach for computing proper policies in probabilistic planning, extended temporal plans in LTL planning, and general plans in generalized planning. In this work, we introduce a SAT encoding for FOND planning that is compact and can produce compact strong cyclic policies. Simple variations of the encodings are also introduced for strong planning and for what we call, dual FOND planning, where some non-deterministic actions are assumed to be fair (e.g., probabilistic) and others unfair (e.g., adversarial). The resulting FOND planners are compared empirically with existing planners over existing and new benchmarks. The notion of ``probabilistic interesting problems'' is also revisited to yield a more comprehensive picture of the strengths and limitations of current FOND planners and the proposed SAT approach.




How to Cite

Geffner, T., & Geffner, H. (2018). Compact Policies for Fully Observable Non-Deterministic Planning as SAT. Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, 28(1), 88-96.