OWL-enabled Plan Generation at AAMAS 2018

KnowRob developers have presented their work on OWL-enabled plan generation for assembly activities at AAMAS'18 in Stockholm [1], and have received a best paper nomination for their work. The rational of the contribution is to describe, in an ontology, what the goal of an assembly activity is in terms of what assemblages need to be created from what parts, how the parts connect to each other, and how the robot can interact with them. This model of a final product is compared with what the robot knows about its current situation, what parts are available, and in what assemblages they contribute. The belief state is represented as ABox ontology, and KnowRob detects what information is not yet grounded or inconsistent with respect to the model of the final assemblage to decide what steps are still needed to create a complete assemblage from scattered parts available.

[1] Daniel Beßler, Mihai Pomarlan, Michael Beetz,
    "OWL-enabled Assembly Planning for Robotic Agents",
     In: Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018.