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Experimenting with robotic intra-logistics domains

In Theory and Practice of Logic Programming 3-4, pp. 502-519

Authors:Martin Gebser, Philipp Obermeier, Thomas Otto, Orkunt Sabuncu, Van Nguyen, Tran Cao Son
Type:Article in Journal
Publication Date:August 2018

Abstract: We introduce the asprilo [1] framework to facilitate experimental studies of approaches addressing complex dynamic applications. For this purpose, we have chosen the domain of robotic intra-logistics. This domain is not only highly relevant in the context of today's fourth industrial revolution but it moreover combines a multitude of challenging issues within a single uniform framework. This includes multi-agent planning, reasoning about action, change, resources, strategies, etc. In return, asprilo allows users to study alternative solutions as regards effectiveness and scalability. Although asprilo relies on Answer Set Programming and Python, it is readily usable by any system complying with its fact-oriented interface format. This makes it attractive for benchmarking and teaching well beyond logic programming. More precisely, asprilo consists of a versatile benchmark generator, solution checker and visualizer as well as a bunch of reference encodings featuring various ASP techniques. Importantly, the visualizer's animation capabilities are indispensable for complex scenarios like intra-logistics in order to inspect valid as well as invalid solution candidates. Also, it allows for graphically editing benchmark layouts that can be used as a basis for generating benchmark suites. [1] asprilo stands for Answer Set Programming for robotic intra-logistics

  title =	{{Experimenting with robotic intra-logistics domains}},
  author =	{Martin Gebser and Philipp Obermeier and Thomas Otto and Orkunt Sabuncu and Van Nguyen and Tran Cao Son},
  journal =	{Theory and Practice of Logic Programming},
  year =	{2018},
  month =	{August},
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  series =	{3-4},
  pages =	{502-519},