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Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Mercury is a classical planner - a solver for classical (deterministic) planning tasks specified in PDDL 3.1.

It is an open source planner, built on top of the Fast Downward planning system. The source code is available here.

Running the planner:

  • To build the planner run ./build
  • To run the planner use ./plan <DOMAIN> <PROBLEM> <PLAN_FILE>

PDDL examples can be found at https://bitbucket.org/aibasel/downward-benchmarks



Mercury has won two awards at the 2014 International Planning Competition:

  1. Runner-up of the Deterministic Sequential Track 
  2. Innovative Planner Award