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FAPE: Flexible Acting and Planning Environment

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FAPE from source

Build process requires SBT and Java 8. Instructions for installing SBT can be found here. FAPE is developed and tested on Linux but there should be no problems in getting it to run on another OS.

When you have SBT, simply run the following command in the project directory.

# Build the project with SBT
sbt compile

# Create an executable fat jar
sbt assembly

This will produce an executable jar fape-planning-assembly-XXXX.jar in the directory fape/planning/target/ (where XXXX is a version number). The executable jar can then be run with

java -jar fape/planning/target/fape-planning-assembly-XXXX.jar    --help

IDE support

We recommend using IntelliJ Idea which has support for SBT project definitions (either built-in or though plugin depending on the version you have).

We use annotations from project lombok to generate some boiler plate code. This should not interfere with sbt build but you should enable it in IntelliJ:

  • add the lombok plugin
  • enable annotation processing: Preferences -> Build, Execution, Deployment -> Compiler -> Annotation Processors -> Enable annotation processing


Once you have compiled FAPE (using sbt assembly), you can run it with

alias fape="java -jar fape/planning/target/fape-planning-assembly-XXXX.jar"
fape path/to/anml/problem/file
# e.g. fape planning/domains/logistics-hier/logistics.x04-1.pb.anml

For more options, run fape --help. Example ANML planning problems are available in planning/domains.

Precompiled Versions

You can find precompiled version of FAPE at:

Precompiled binaries come in two flavors:

  • an executable script for Linux (e.g. fape-1.0) that is self contained with all dependencies
  • a single jar bundled with all dependencies (e.g. fape-planning-assembly-1.0.jar). This can be run with java -ea -jar fape-planning-assembly-1.0.jar [options] path/to/problem.anml

In both case, your version of the Java Runtime Environment must be at least 1.8.

Compiled jars for FAPE are also available on Maven Central Repository


FAPE (Flexible Acting and Planning Environment) is a constraint-based planner for the ANML language.








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