Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Third International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Reasoning about Continuous Uncertainty in the Situation Calculus / 732
Vaishak Belle, Hector J. Levesque

Among the many approaches for reasoning about degrees of belief in the presence of noisy sensing and acting, the logical account proposed by Bacchus, Halpern, and Levesque is perhaps the most expressive. While their formalism is quite general, it is restricted to fluents whose values are drawn from discrete countable domains, as opposed to the continuous domains seen in many robotic applications. In this paper, we show how this limitation in their approach can be lifted. By dealing seamlessly with both discrete distributions and continuous densities within a rich theory of action, we provide a very general logical specification of how belief should change after acting and sensing in complex noisy domains.