Gestalt Effects in Planning: Rush-Hour as an example

Stefano BennatiAlbert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg, Baden-Württenberg, Germany
Sven BrüssowUniversity of Freiburg
Marco RagniUniversity of Freiburg
Lars KoniecznyUniversity of Freiburg


Planning problems have been extensively studied with regard to graph theoretical properties such as the number of steps necessary to reach a specific goal state or the size of the problem space. These structural properties, however, do not completely characterize a problem. In the presented eye-tracking study we also investigated the influence of perceptual factors on the solution to a planning problem. While not affecting the correctness of a solution, the results suggest that certain Gestalt properties are responsible for the deviation from optimal plans.


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