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AI Planning Versus Manufacturing Operation Planning: A Case Study



D Nau, Satyandra K. Gupta, William Regli


Although AI planning techniques can potentially be uaefuI in severaI manufacturing domains, this potential remains largely unrealized. In order to adapt AI planning techniques to manufacturing, it is important to develop more realistic and robust ways to address issues important to manufacturing engineers. Furthermore, by investigating such issues, AI researchers may be able to discover principles that are relevant for AI planning in general. As an example, in this paper we describe the techniques for manufacturing-operation planning used in IMACS (Interactive Manufacturability Analysis and Critiquing System), and compare and contrast them with the techniques used in classical AI planning systems. We describe how one of IMACS?s planning techniques may be useful for AI planning in general-and as an example, we describe how it helps to explain a puzzling complexity result in AI planning.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of IJCAI-95 Conference
Conference Location


AI planning, engineering, manufacturing


Nau, D. , Gupta, S. and Regli, W. (1995), AI Planning Versus Manufacturing Operation Planning: A Case Study, Proceedings of IJCAI-95 Conference, , USA, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created December 31, 1994, Updated October 12, 2021