A Hybrid Method for Dynamic Local Path Planning

Li Peng, Huang Xinhang, Wang Min
2009 2009 International Conference on Networks Security, Wireless Communications and Trusted Computing  
A hybrid approach for efficiently planning smooth local paths for mobile robot in an unknown environment is presented. The single robot is treated as a multi-agent system, and the corresponding architecture with cooperative control is constructed. And then a new method of information fusion DSmT (Dezert-Smarandache Theory) is introduced to deal with the error laser readings. In order to make A* algorithm suitable for local path planning, safety guard district search method and optimizing
more » ... h for searched paths are proposed. Also, the parameters of internal Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller in the goto agent smoothes the path searched by evolutional A* algorithm. Finally, two kinds of experiments are carried out with Pioneer 2-DXe mobile robot: one uses the hybrid method proposed in this paper, the other uses artificial potential field (APF) which is the classical algorithm for local path planning. The experimental results reveal the validity and superiority of the hybrid method for dynamic local path planning. The approach presented in this paper provides an academic support for path planning in dynamic environment.
doi:10.1109/nswctc.2009.135 fatcat:fa65vr5wbvgjrkawxbgo5m3mcm