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An efficient algorithm for grid-based robotic path planning based on priority sorting of direction vectors

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This paper presents an efficient grid-based robotic path planning algorithm. This method is motivated by the engineering requirement in practical embedded systems where the hardware resource is always limited. The main target of this algorithm is to reduce the searching time and to achieve the minimum number of movements. In order to assess the performance, the classical A* algorithm is also developed as a reference point to verify the effectiveness and determine the performance of the proposed algorithm. The comparison results confirm that the proposed approach considerably shortens the searching time by nearly half and produces smoother paths with less jagged segments than A* algorithm. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

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Author(s): Yang A, Niu Q, Zhao W, Li K, Irwin GW

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Life System Modeling and Intelligent Computing: International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation (LSMS 2010) and International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment (ICSEE 2010)

Year of Conference: 2010

Pages: 456-466

ISSN: 0302-9743

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15597-0_50

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783642155963