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Opportunistic planning

As page 526 of Charniak and McDermott says, some have argued that we so often experience surprises, whether pleasant or unpleasant, that to think of planning as the systematic generation of plans is misleading; instead, planners must be able to take advantage of opportunities, whenever they occur. This is certainly a feature of human planning: see A Cognitive Model of Planning in Readings in Planning.

Jocelyn Paine
Tue Jun 3 10:55:12 BST 1997