Strings and Holes: An Exercise on Spatial Reasoning

  • Pedro Cabalar
  • Paulo Santos
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11874850_46

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4140)
Cite this paper as:
Cabalar P., Santos P. (2006) Strings and Holes: An Exercise on Spatial Reasoning. In: Sichman J.S., Coelho H., Rezende S.O. (eds) Advances in Artificial Intelligence - IBERAMIA-SBIA 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4140. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Cabalar
    • 1
  • Paulo Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCorunna UniversityGaliciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringCentro Universitário da FEISão PauloBrazil

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