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M. Goldenberg, A. Felner, R. Stern, G. Sharon and J. Schaeffer. A* Variants for Optimal Multi-Agent Pathfinding. In AAAI-12 Workshop on Multi-Agent Pathfinding, 2012.

Abstract: Several variants of A* have been recently proposed for finding optimal solutions for the multi-agent pathfinding (MAPF) problem. However, these variants have not been deeply compared either quantitatively or qualitatively. In this paper we aim to fill this gap. In addition to obtaining a deeper understanding of the existing algorithms, we describe in detail the application of the new enhanced partial-expansion technique to MAPF and show how pattern databases can be applied on top of this technique.

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