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Architecture for Predictable Mixed-Initiative Planning

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 990227
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1660 So. Amphlett Blvd. Ste. 350
San Mateo, CA 94402
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Stottler
 Senior Partner
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Business Contact
 Wayne R King, Jr.
Title: Controller
Phone: (650) 655-7242
Research Institution

We propose to develop an innovative software architecture for real-time planning, monitoring, and control that includes as a core component a rich capacity for human interaction and collaboration. Because developing such a system represents a formidable challenge, we suggest an integrated approach drawing upon a broad range of AI techniques. Advanced hierarchical planning and scheduling algorithms will permit the system to quickly create complex plans satisfying intricate time and resource constraints. Automatic truth maintenance technology will furnish the ability to clearly explain the reasoning behind its actions. The proposed architecture will also incorporate a case-based reasoning engine allowing it to demonstrate predictable behavior by choosing current actions based on past actions in similar situations. Finally, the system will employ an adaptive intelligent interface that will provide unprecedented eas-of-use, allowing non-technical users to supply advice and guidance without a great deal of special training. The resulting system will enhance crew performance by furnishing sophisticated automated planning, monitoring, and control capabilities, while leaving ultimate authority in human hands. We will absolutely demonstrate the feasibility of our ideas through the development of a Phase I, proof-of-concept prototype.

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