UOBPRM: A uniformly distributed obstacle-based PRM

Hsin-Yi Yeh, Shawna Thomas, David Eppstein, Nancy M. Amato

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Abstract

This paper presents a new sampling method for motion planning that can generate configurations more uniformly distributed on C-obstacle surfaces than prior approaches. Here, roadmap nodes are generated from the intersections between C-obstacles and a set of uniformly distributed fixed-length segments in C-space. The results show that this new sampling method yields samples that are more uniformly distributed than previous obstacle-based methods such as OBPRM, Gaussian sampling, and Bridge test sampling. UOBPRM is shown to have nodes more uniformly distributed near C-obstacle surfaces and also requires the fewest nodes and edges to solve challenging motion planning problems with varying narrow passages. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2655-2662
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781467317368
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1–016–04
Acknowledgements: The work of Yeh, Thomas and Amato supported in part by NSF Grants EIA-OI03742, ACR-0081510, ACR-0113971, CCR-0113974, ACI-0326350, CRI-0551685, CCF-0833199, CCF-0830753, by the DOE, Chevron, IBM, Intel, HP, and by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Award KUS-C1–016–04. The work of Eppstein supported in part by NSF Grants 0830403 and 1217322, and by the Office of Naval Research under MURI grant N00014–08-1–1015.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

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