TitleImproving Convergence of LRTA*(k)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsHernández C, Meseguer P
EditorBulitko V, Koenig S
Conference NameProceedings of the IJCAI 2005 Workshop on Planning and Learning in a Priori Unknown or Dynamic Domains
Pagination69 - 75

LRTA* is a real-time heuristic search algorithm widely used. In each iteration it updates the heuristic estimate of the current state. In this paper, we present three versions of LRTA*(k), a new LRTA*- based algorithm that is able to update the heuristic estimates of up to k states, not necessarily distinct. Based on bounded propagation, this updating strategy maintains heuristic admissibility, so LRTA*(k) keeps the good theoretical properties of LRTA*. The new algorithm produces better solutions in the first trial and converges faster when compared with other state-of-the-art algorithms on classical benchmarks for real-time search. We provide experimental evidence of the improvement in performance of these versions, at the extra cost of longer planning steps