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Potential field methods and their inherent approaches for path planning

Sabudin, E. N. and Omar, Rosli and Che Ku Melor, C. K. A. N. H. (2016) Potential field methods and their inherent approaches for path planning. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (18). pp. 10801-10805. ISSN 18196608

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Path Planning is one of the vital aspects in autonomous system. In path planning, safety is important issue that should be taken into account in order to ensure a robot reaches at the target location without collision with surrounding obstacles. Moreover, there are important aspects that need to be addressed in path planning; computational time, optimal path and completeness. One of the popular methods for path planning is Potential field. Potential filed method is capable to overcome unknown scenario, taking into account the realities of the current environment of the robot motion. Two type of forces involved in potential field method; attractive force generated by goals and repulsive force generated by obstacles. However, this method has a major drawback due to local minima problem. This paper reviews the traditional artificial potential field theory that has been modified with variety of algorithms based on potential field method that have been implemented to upgrade the potential function performance in obstacle avoidance and local minima problem.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: potential field method; path planning
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2-211 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms.
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 10:13
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 10:13
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9980
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