Journal article

Fluid Motion Planner for Nonholonomic 3-D Mobile Robots With Kinematic Constraints

Darwin Lau, Jonathan Eden, Denny Oetomo

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Fluid motion planners are a type of artificial potential field (APF) motion planners that use the differential equations of fluid flow to determine the desired trajectory. The fluid flow approach in motion planning can efficiently produce natural-looking trajectories. However, the differential equations used in previous studies are restricted to motion planning in 2-D environments. In this paper, the fluid flow approach is extended to a motion planning framework for 3-D mobile robots that avoids spheroidal obstacles. Compared with existing APF approaches, kinematic constraints in both speed and curvature are also considered. Possessing the efficiency of 2-D fluid motion planners, the propose..

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