Alessandro Umbrico

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—Planning for real world problems with explicit temporal constraints is a challenging problem. Among several approaches, the use of flexible timelines in Planning and Scheduling (P&S) has demonstrated to be successful in a number of concrete applications, such as, for instance, autonomous space systems. A flexible timeline describes an envelope of possible(More)
This paper presents the EasyReach system, a tool that aims at getting the elderly and pre-digital divide population closer to new technologies by creating a simplified social enviroment that facilitates interaction, trying to allow them to (i) easily keep in contact with friends and relatives, (ii) share their lifetime expertise, and (iii) avoid isolation.(More)
Planning for real world problems with explicit temporal constraints is a challenging problem. Among several approaches, the use of flexible timelines in Planning and Scheduling has been shown to be successful in a number of concrete applications, such as, for instance, autonomous space systems. This paper builds on previous work and presents a revised and(More)
The paper describes a knowledge-based control loop as the key feature of a generic control architecture for nodes in a Reconfigurable Transportation Systems (RTSs). In particular, two main aspects are presented: (i) the design of an ontology-based representation of information related to both internal configurations/capabilities of a node and the active(More)
Planning is a core field of Artificial Intelligence since its beginnings and, there are many planning techniques that have been introduced in the literature. The timeline-based approach is a particular temporal planning paradigm which has been successfully applied in many real world scenarios. However despite its practical success, there is not a shared(More)