Canadian AI'05

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The AAAI Mobile Robot Challenge requires robots to start from the entrance of the conference site, find their own way to the registration desk, socially interact with people and perform volunteer duties as required, then report at a prescribed time in a conference hall to give a talk and answer questions. These specifications convey some interesting planning problems that appear to be too complex for some of the most efficient AI planning systems that we analyzed. Based on this analysis, we present a new planning approach that we are developing to meet the challenge. Preliminary results show that our approach performs much better on robot conference planning problems than any of the other AI planning systems we tested.