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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Oct 2012|