Planimation is a modular and extensible open source framework to visualise sequential solutions of planning problems specified in PDDL. We introduce a preliminary declarative PDDL-like animation profile specification, expressive enough to synthesise animations of arbitrary initial states and goals of a benchmark with just a single profile.


Planimation was developed as a final year project by students at the Univeristy of Melbourne. Here’s a promotional video explaining the motivation behind planimation.

Planimation is an open-source program which visualises solutions to Planning Problems. It is an executable Unity architecture in a browser.

Watch the video below for a 2 minutes introduction about Planimation.


ICAPS 2019 Best System Demonstration

Recipient of the ICAPS 2019 Best system Demo Award.

Melbourne School of Engineering - Endeavour 2018

Endeavour Exhibition discovers final-year industry, design and research projects developed by our engineering and IT masters students.

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Citing Planimation

Technical Report - ICAPS 2019 System Demonstration

Please cite Planimation using

  author       = {Chen, Gan and
                  Ding, Yi and
                  Edwards, Hugo and
                  Chau, Chong Hin and
                  Hou, Sai and
                  Johnson, Grace and
                  Sharukh Syed, Mohammed and
                  Tang, Haoyuan and
                  Wu, Yue and
                  Yan, Ye and
                  Tidhar Gil and
                  Lipovetzky Nir},
  title        = {Planimation},
  journal      = {arXiv preprint arXiv:2008.04600},
  year         = {2020}
Nir Lipovetzky
Nir Lipovetzky
Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence

My interests span across research areas in AI planning, search, learning, verification, constraint programming, operations research and intention recognition.