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A-star Heuristic Search

Tutorial Slides by Andrew Moore

The classic algorithm for finding shortests paths given an admissible heuristic. We'll deal with the notion of admissibility (summary: admissible = optimistic). We show how you can prove properties of A*. We'll also briefly discuss IDA* (iterative deepening A*).

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Powerpoint Format: The Powerpoint originals of these slides are freely available to anyone who wishes to use them for their own work, or who wishes to teach using them in an academic institution. Please email Andrew Moore at awm@cs.cmu.edu if you would like him to send them to you. The only restriction is that they are not freely available for use as teaching materials in classes or tutorials outside degree-granting academic institutions.

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