On Planning while Learning

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This paper introduces a framework for Planning while Learning where an agent is given a goal to achieve in anenvironment whose behavior is only partially known to the agent. We discuss the tractability of various plan-design processes. We show that for a large natural class of Planning while Learning systems, a plan can be presented and verified in a reasonable time. However, coming up algorithmically with a plan, even for simple classes of systems is apparently intractable. We emphasize the role of off-line plan-design processes, andshow that, in most natural cases, the verification (projection) part canbe carried out in an efficient algorithmic manner.

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