VHPOP: Versatile Heuristic Partial Order Planner

Best Newcomer at the 3rd International Planning Competition.

VHPOP is a partial order causal link (POCL) planner loosely based on UCPOP. It draws from the experience gained in the early to mid 1990's on flaw selection strategies for POCL planning, and combines this with more recent developments in the field of domain independent planning such as distance based heuristics and reachability analysis. VHPOP also supports planning with durative actions by incorporating standard techniques for temporal constraint reasoning.

Read the anecdotal story about the development of the planner leading up the 3rd International Planning Competition.

Main features:

Released versions of VHPOP can be downloaded here.

The source code for VHPOP is hosted on GitHub.


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