Jonathan Gough

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In most work in plan generation and execution the assumption has been made that the goals being addressed by the planning system (and executive) are imposed externally and that once a plan has been constructed to achieve these goals the activity of the planner can cease. Similarly, once the plan has been successfully executed and a state satisfying the(More)
Preface The Model Quality Report in Business Statistics project was set up to develop a detailed description of the methods for assessing the quality of surveys, with particular application in the context of business surveys, and then to apply these methods in some example surveys to evaluate their quality. The report is divided into four volumes, of which(More)
When planning in uncertain domains, it can be of great benefit if the planner is aware of the nature of the actions that it is dealing with. This paper investigates the use of statistical distributions of resource usage at the planning stage, and how these can be exploited to form robust plans. These statistical distributions are not always simple — they(More)
Planners reason with abstracted models of the behaviours they use to construct plans. When plans are turned into the instructions that drive an executive, the real behaviours interacting with the unpredictable uncertainties of the environment can lead to failure. One of the challenges for intelligent autonomy is to recognise when the actual execution of a(More)
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