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Experimenting with robotic intra-logistics domains

EasyChair Preprint no. 197

18 pagesDate: May 31, 2018


We introduce the asprilo [1] framework to facilitate experimental studies of approaches addressing complex dynamic applications. For this purpose, we have chosen the domain of robotic intra-logistics. This domain is not only highly relevant in the context of today's fourth industrial revolution but it moreover combines a multitude of challenging issues within a single uniform framework. This includes multi-agent planning, reasoning about action, change, resources, strategies, etc. In return, asprilo allows users to study alternative solutions as regards effectiveness and scalability. Although asprilo relies on Answer Set Programming and Python, it is readily usable by any system complying with its fact-oriented interface format. This makes it attractive for benchmarking and teaching well beyond logic programming. More precisely, asprilo consists of a versatile benchmark generator, solution checker and visualizer as well as a bunch of reference encodings featuring various ASP techniques. Importantly, the visualizer's animation capabilities are indispensable for complex scenarios like intra-logistics in order to inspect valid as well as invalid solution candidates. Also, it allows for graphically editing benchmark layouts that can be used as a basis for generating benchmark suites.

[1] asprilo stands for Answer Set Programming for robotic intra-logistics

Keyphrases: Answer Set Programming, Benchmarking, dynamic applications, visualization

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Martin Gebser and Van Nguyen and Philipp Obermeier and Thomas Otto and Orkunt Sabuncu and Torsten Schaub and Tran Cao Son},
  title = {Experimenting with robotic intra-logistics domains},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 197},
  doi = {10.29007/crx7},
  year = {EasyChair, 2018}}
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