Local motion planner for nonholonomic mobile robots

  • Published : 1995.10.01


This paper deals with the problem of motion planning for a unicycle-like robot. We present a simple local planner for unicycle model, based on an approximation of the desired configuration generated by local holonomic planner that ignores motion constraints. To guarantee a collision avoidance, we propose an inequality constraint, based on the motion analysis with the constant control input and time interval. Consequently, we formulate our problem as the constrained optimization problem and a feedback scheme based on local sensor information is established by simply solving this problem. Through simulations, we confirm the validity and effectiveness of our algorithm.