David Parker
Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
[LPH14b] Bruno Lacerda, David Parker and Nick Hawes. Optimal and Dynamic Planning for Markov Decision Processes with Co-Safe LTL Specifications. In Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'14), pages 1511-1516, IEEE. September 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes a dynamic planning approach for co-safe LTL, implements it in an extension of PRISM and deploys it on a mobile service robot.]
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Abstract. We present a method to specify tasks and synthesise cost-optimal policies for Markov decision processes using co-safe linear temporal logic. Our approach incorporates a dynamic task handling procedure which allows for the addition of new tasks during execution and provides the ability to re-plan an optimal policy on-the-fly. This new policy minimises the cost to satisfy the conjunction of the current tasks and the new one, taking into account how much of the current tasks has already been executed. We illustrate our approach by applying it to motion planning for a mobile service robot.