Canadian traveler problem with remote sensing

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Abstract

The Canadian Traveler Problem (CTP) is a navigation problem where a graph is initially known, but some edges may be blocked with a known probability. The task is to minimize travel effort of reaching the goal. We generalize CTP to allow for remote sensing actions, now requiring minimization of the sum of the travel cost and the remote sensing cost. Finding optimal policies for both versions is intractable. We provide optimal solutions for special case graphs. We then develop a framework that utilizes heuristics to determine when and where to sense the environment in order to minimize total costs. Several such heuristics, based on the expected total cost are introduced. Empirical evaluations show the benefits of our heuristics and support some of the theoretical results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIJCAI-09 - Proceedings of the 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
PublisherInternational Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
Pages437-442
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781577354260
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Event21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2009 - Pasadena, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 200916 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameIJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1045-0823

Conference

Conference21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPasadena
Period11/07/0916/07/09

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