AAAI Publications, Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Robot Motion Planning with Dynamics as Hybrid Search
Erion Plaku

Last modified: 2013-06-29


This paper presents a framework for motion planning with dynamics as hybrid search over the continuous space of feasible motions and the discrete space of a low-dimensional workspace decomposition. Each step of the hybrid search consists of expanding a frontier of regions in the discrete space using cost heuristics as guide followed by sampling-based motion planning to expand a tree of feasible motions in the continuous space to reach the frontier. The approach is geared towards robots with many degrees-of-freedom (DOFs), nonlinear dynamics, and nonholonomic constraints, which make it difficult to follow discrete-search paths to the goal, and hence require a tight coupling of motion planning and discrete search. Comparisons to related work show significant computational speedups.


Motion planning; discrete search; dynamics

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