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An Efficient Algorithm for Grid-Based Robotic Path Planning Based on Priority Sorting of Direction Vectors

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Life System Modeling and Intelligent Computing (ICSEE 2010, LSMS 2010)


This paper presents an efficient grid-based robotic path planning algorithm. This method is motivated by the engineering requirement in practical embedded systems where the hardware resource is always limited. The main target of this algorithm is to reduce the searching time and to achieve the minimum number of movements. In order to assess the performance, the classical A* algorithm is also developed as a reference point to verify the effectiveness and determine the performance of the proposed algorithm. The comparison results confirm that the proposed approach considerably shortens the searching time by nearly half and produces smoother paths with less jagged segments than A* algorithm.

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Yang, A., Niu, Q., Zhao, W., Li, K., Irwin, G.W. (2010). An Efficient Algorithm for Grid-Based Robotic Path Planning Based on Priority Sorting of Direction Vectors. In: Li, K., Fei, M., Jia, L., Irwin, G.W. (eds) Life System Modeling and Intelligent Computing. ICSEE LSMS 2010 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6329. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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