Advances in Artificial Intelligence - IBERAMIA-SBIA 2006

Volume 4140 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 419-429

Strings and Holes: An Exercise on Spatial Reasoning

  • Pedro CabalarAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversityDepartment of Computer Science, Corunna University
  • , Paulo SantosAffiliated withCarnegie Mellon UniversityDepartment of Electrical Engineering, Centro Universitário da FEI

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This paper investigates the challenging problem of encoding the knowledge and reasoning processes involved in the common sense manipulation of physical objects. In particular we provide a formalisation of a domain involving rigid objects, holes and a string within a reasoning about actions and change framework. Therefore, this work investigates the formalisation and reasoning about flexible objects and void space (holes) in a single domain. Preliminary results of automated reasoning within this domain are also presented.