Real-time path planning optimisation algorithm for obstacle avoidance

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This paper presents a new real-time path planning algorithm suitable for implementation on small mobile robots to aid navigation in unknown environments. The Random Obstacle Avoidance (R.O.A) algorithm was developed for small robots and it can be used as the basis for mapping the environment. The algorithm has been tested through a specially developed simulation environment using MATLAB. The main characteristics of the algorithm are simplicity, ease of implementation, speed, and efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Control Conference (ICC2006)
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0947649549
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
EventInternational Control Conference 2006 - Glasgow, UK
Duration: 30 Aug 20061 Sep 2006


ConferenceInternational Control Conference 2006
Abbreviated titleICC2006
CityGlasgow, UK
OtherThe Conference covers Methods, Technology, Applications and Education in Control Engineering. UKACC seeks to act as an effective link between the UK and the international control communities, and to provide a focus for International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) related activities. UKACC has three constituent members: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Institute of Measurement and Control (IMC), and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
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  • path planning
  • obstacle avoidance
  • mobile root control

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