AI Planning Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann, Dr. Daniel Fišer, Daniel Gnad, Daniel Höller Advanced Lecture (9 CP), Winter Semester 2021

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02.03.2022

Second Exam Registration

Dear students,

Registration in CMS for the second exam is open and ends in one week (09.03).

Depending on the number of registered students, it will be an oral OR a written exam.
The exam will take place at the end of March/beginning of April.

Please... Read more

Dear students,

Registration in CMS for the second exam is open and ends in one week (09.03).

Depending on the number of registered students, it will be an oral OR a written exam.
The exam will take place at the end of March/beginning of April.

Please register as soon as possible so we can get an idea of how many people want to take the exam so we can quickly decide what type of exam to choose.

Best,
Rebecca

23.02.2022

Exam Inspection Seating

Dear students,

we have just fixed the seating arrangement for the exam inspection today. You should be able to see your assigned seat on your personal status page in the CMS.

Kind regards,
Marcel
21.02.2022

First Exam Results

Dear students,

The results of the first exam are now available and can be accessed on your status page.

This is the grading scheme for the overall assignment (i.e., including the programming exercises, etc.):

Grade Point range
1.0  90 ≤ points
1.3  86 ≤... Read more

Dear students,

The results of the first exam are now available and can be accessed on your status page.

This is the grading scheme for the overall assignment (i.e., including the programming exercises, etc.):

Grade Point range
1.0  90 ≤ points
1.3  86 ≤ points < 90
1.7  81 ≤ points < 86
2.0  77 ≤ points < 81
2.3  72 ≤ points < 77
2.7  68 ≤ points < 72
3.0  63 ≤ points < 68
3.3  59 ≤ points < 63
3.7  54 ≤ points < 59
4.0  50 ≤ points < 54

If you want to attend the exam inspection, please register today (see last news on more information regarding exam inspection).

Best regards,
Daniel Höller

17.02.2022

First Exam Inspection

Dear students,

the exam inspection will take place on 23.02 from 14:00 to 15:00 in E1.3 HS 002.

The registration is now open. You will only be able to inspect your exam if you are registered.

 

Best regards,
Rebecca

15.02.2022

Exam Seating

Dear students,

we just published the seating plans for the exam tomorrow. Every registered student should have a seat assigned, which is visible on your status page under "Exam Seats".

If you did not get a seat assigned, but registered for the exam, please let... Read more

Dear students,

we just published the seating plans for the exam tomorrow. Every registered student should have a seat assigned, which is visible on your status page under "Exam Seats".

If you did not get a seat assigned, but registered for the exam, please let us know immediately. Otherwise, you will not be able to participate in the exam.

Best,
Marcel
07.02.2022

Planning competition

Dear students,

we evaluated all submitted planners on the competition benchmark and everything went smoothly. We also wrote a separate e-mail to each group. So, if you haven't received any e-mail from us and you submitted a planner, please, write directly to... Read more

Dear students,

we evaluated all submitted planners on the competition benchmark and everything went smoothly. We also wrote a separate e-mail to each group. So, if you haven't received any e-mail from us and you submitted a planner, please, write directly to danfis@cs.uni-saarland.de and let us know. Otherwise, we should be ready to roll on Wednesday!

Best,

   Dan

04.02.2022

Exam Registration

Dear Students,

This is a reminder that, in order to take the Planning exam you must register in two different places, until one week before the exam at the latest: February 9.

1) CMS: We have opened the registration in CMS. You'll be able to register as soon... Read more

Dear Students,

This is a reminder that, in order to take the Planning exam you must register in two different places, until one week before the exam at the latest: February 9.

1) CMS: We have opened the registration in CMS. You'll be able to register as soon as you fulfill the requirements (50 points in programming projects).

2) HISPOS/VIPA: This depends on your course of studies and I don't have the list, but you should know if your course of studies is using one of these. If so, you need to register in the corresponding system. Students in course of studies that belong to HISPOS or VIPA and don't register there will not be allowed to take the exam. If you cannot register in HISPOS or VIPA, please write Rebecca (eifler@cs.uni-saarland.de) once you register in CMS so that we keep track of the list of students that attend the exam without being in HISPOS or VIPA.

The exam is on the 16. February in HS002 in E1.3. at 10:00.
We will publish further information about the exam with respect to corona rules next week.

Best regards,
Rebecca

31.01.2022

Reminder: Students' Planning Systems Competition

Dear students,

the competition for planning systems will be held next week.
The final submission deadline for your planner is on Sunday 06.02.
All information about how to submit your planner can be found here.

The preliminary deadline is on Thursday 03.02. 
... Read more

Dear students,

the competition for planning systems will be held next week.
The final submission deadline for your planner is on Sunday 06.02.
All information about how to submit your planner can be found here.

The preliminary deadline is on Thursday 03.02. 
Please already submit to the preliminary deadline so that we can test your planner and notify you of any problems.

Remember that by entering the competition you can win up to 10 points plus 10 bonus points.

We look forward to seeing you at the competition.

Best,
Rebecca

27.10.2021

Paper Exercise

Dear students,

The first paper exercise is now available in CMS.

Best,
Rebecca

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AI Planning

AI Planning is one of the fundamental sub-areas of Artificial Intelligence, concerned with algorithms that can generate strategies of action for arbitrary autonomous agents in arbitrary environments. The course will address so-called classical planning, where the actions and environment are assumed to be deterministic; this is a central area in planning, and has been the source of many influential ideas. It is also successfully applied in practice, as we will exemplify in the course. We will examine the technical core of the current research on solving this kind of problem. We will consider four different paradigms for automatically generating heuristic functions (lower bound solution cost estimators): critical paths, ignoring delete lists, abstractions, landmarks. Apart from understanding these techniques themselves, we will learn how to analyze, combine, and compare such estimators. We will furthermore consider optimality-preserving pruning techniques based on partial-order reduction. The course contains many research results from the last decade, close to the current research frontier in planning.

Prerequisites. Ideally, participating students should have successfully completed an introductory course in Artificial Intelligence. However, the course is self-contained and any student with a solid basis in Computer Science -- algorithms, data structures, programming, propositional logic, NP-hardness -- should in principle be able to follow. Prior knowledge about search (the A* algorithm etc) is an advantage. Students who have already passed Automatic Planning in previous years are not allowed to attend the course.



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