Path planning by analogy

Hiroyuki Ogata, Makoto Mizukawa

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A new framework is proposed for generating trajectories for robots. This `path planning by analogy' approach uses problems and solutions acquired from previous operator teaching or automatic path planning. Unlike traditional path-planning methods, users need not specify goals or prepare search heuristics. Instead, users specify the correspondence of objects in the task environment to those in a reference environment. `Path planning by analogy' reduces the amount of operator instruction and the computational cost of making a path, and can generate a trajectory close to the desired trajectory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1436-1441
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA. Part 3 (of 4) - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: 1997 Apr 201997 Apr 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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