A Bayesian framework for optimal motion planning with uncertainty

Andrea Censi, Daniele Calisi, Alessandro De Luca, Giuseppe Oriolo
2008 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
Modeling robot motion planning with uncertainty in a Bayesian framework leads to a computationally intractable stochastic control problem. We seek hypotheses that can justify a separate implementation of control, localization and planning. In the end, we reduce the stochastic control problem to pathplanning in the extended space of poses × covariances; the transitions between states are modeled through the use of the Fisher information matrix. In this framework, we consider two problems:
more » ... ing the execution time, and minimizing the final covariance, with an upper bound on the execution time. Two correct and complete algorithms are presented. The first is the direct extension of classical graph-search algorithms in the extended space. The second one is a back-projection algorithm: uncertainty constraints are propagated backward from the goal towards the start state.
doi:10.1109/robot.2008.4543469 dblp:conf/icra/CensiCLO08 fatcat:tebubymgfbcwpmx2jbumfsdora