Publisher : Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems
DOI : 10.5302/J.ICROS.2016.15.0201
Title & Authors
Path Planning and Obstacle Avoidance Algorithm of an Autonomous Traveling Robot Using the RRT and the SPP Path Smoothing Park, Yeong-Sang; Lee, Young-Sam;
In this paper, we propose an improved path planning method and obstacle avoidance algorithm for two-wheel mobile robots, which can be effectively applied in an environment where obstacles can be represented by circles. Firstly, we briefly introduce the rapidly exploring random tree (RRT) and single polar polynomial (SPP) algorithm. Secondly, we present additional two methods for applying our proposed method. Thirdly, we propose a global path planning, smoothing and obstacle avoidance method that combines the RRT and SPP algorithms. Finally, we present a simulation using our proposed method and check the feasibility. This shows that proposed method is better than existing methods in terms of the optimality of the trajectory and the satisfaction of the kinematic constraints.