Using Activity Recognition for Building Planning Action Models Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2013

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-1329

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-1477


  • Automated Planning has been successfully used in many domains like robotics or transportation logistics. However, building an action model is a difficult and time-consuming task even for domain experts. This paper presents a system, ASRA-AMLA, for automatically generating planning action models from sensor readings. Activity recognition is used to extract the actions that a user performs and the states produced by those actions. Then, the sequences of actions and states are used to infer a planning action model. With this approach, the system can automatically build an action model related to human-centered activities. It allows us to automatically build an assistance system for guiding humans to complete a task using Automated Planning. To test our approach, a new dataset from a kitchen domain has been generated. The tests performed show that our system is capable of extracting actions and states correctly from sensor time series and creating a planning domain used to guide a human to complete a task correctly.