On the Complexity of Blocks-World Planning

  title={On the Complexity of Blocks-World Planning},
  author={Naresh Gupta and Dana S. Nau},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
Gupta, N and D S Nau, On the complexity of blocks-world planmng, Artificial Intelligence 56 (1992) 223-254 In this paper, we show that m the best-known version of the blocks world (and several related versions), planning is difficult, in the sense that finding an optimal plan ~s NP-hard However, the NP-hardness is not due to deleted-condmon interactions, but instead due to a situation which we call a deadlock For problems that do not contain deadlocks, there is a simple hdl-chmbmg strategy that… CONTINUE READING
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