AAAI 2010 Workshop on Bridging The Gap Between Task And Motion Planning (BTAMP)

This is the second installment of this workshop at ICAPS 2009.

Workshop schedule

Workshop schedule is posted here.

Paper submission

All the papers should be no longer than 8 pages and formatted according to the AAAI format. As mentioned below, we also encourage short 2-3 page papers. The submission is *not* double-blinded. Therefore, please include the authors' names and affiliations on the first page of the paper. Please also indicate if the paper has already been published or will be published elsewhere. The papers are not archived, therefore it is acceptable to submit a paper that was or will be published elsewhere. To submit a paper, please follow this link:



The workshop will begin at 9AM on July 11.


The workshop will be part of AAAI 2010 conference in Atlanta, USA. It will be held in Tower Room 1202 (8th floor) in Westin.


Organizing Committee


It has been a longstanding goal of AI and robotics to build autonomous vehicles that can move around on land, in the sea, and in the air interacting with the physical world to achieve their goals. In recent years, the increasing availability of capable mobile platforms, manipulators, and high-precision sensors, coupled with advances in perception, localization and planning algorithms, have brought us much closer to achieving this goal. Robotic platforms have demonstrated autonomous navigation in large complex spaces for prolonged periods of time while robotic manipulators have demonstrated autonomous manipulation of objects in cluttered spaces. However, effective, task-oriented motion inevitably requires a principled approach to integrating task planning and motion planning that is capable of operating in real-time in dynamic and complex environments. Historically, general but discrete task planning has been considered extensively in the AI community while specialized continuous motion planning has been the focus in robotics. The goal of this workshop is to investigate principled approaches to bridging the gap between these two levels of planning, to foster the exchange of ideas between the two communities of researchers, and to work towards developing common benchmarks and an infrastructure for evaluating the approaches to this problem.

With this goal in mind, we solicit two classes of contributions on the topics that include (but are not limited to) the following:

Technical submissions:

Submissions devoted to approaches to benchmarking:


The submissions may be up to eight pages in length, and should follow AAAI formatting guidelines. We also welcome shorter (as short as two-page) submissions such as position papers, papers discussing/proposing common benchmarks, and papers discussing/proposing infrastructure for evaluating approaches to solving problems that combine task and motion planning. To submit, please follow this link PAPER SUBMISSION SITE.

Program Committee