Technical Report Number
For the last decade the STRIPS paradigm has had a dominant influence on research in planning systems. More recently researchers have realized that a departure from this framework is necessary if planning systems are to be able to deal with complex, real-world environments in an intelligent, flexible, and efficient manner. The present report surveys some of the problems encountered by workers in this area, and indicates what the author believes are some of the underlying causes of the difficulties. The author then proposes the notion of a "fuzzy algorithm" as a means for encorporating strategy and flexibility into the planning process. It is suggested that that the further development of the idea of a "fuzzy algorithm" is a fruitful direction for research which can provide a unifying framework for various other proposals encountered in the literature.
Goldkind, Stuart, "Fuzzy Algorithms, Planning and Problem Solving" Report Number: WUCS-83-3 (1983). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.