Most logic-based AI research works at a meta-theoretical level, producing new logics and studying their properties. Little effort is made to show how these logics can be used to formalise object-level theories of common sense. In the spirit of Pat Hayes's Naive Physics Manifesto, the present paper supplies a formalisation of a non-trivial benchmark problem in common sense physical reasoning, namely how to crack an egg. The formalisation is based on the event calculus, a well-known formalism for reasoning about action. Along the way, a number of methodological issues are raised, such as the question of how the symbols deployed in the formalisation might be grounded through a robot's interaction with the world. © 2003 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Shanahan, M. (2004). An attempt to formalise a non-trivial benchmark problem in common sense reasoning. In Artificial Intelligence (Vol. 153, pp. 141–165). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artint.2003.05.001