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Dynamic and Interactive Path Planning and Collision Avoidance for an Industrial Robot Using Artificial Potential Field Based Method

  • A. Csiszar
  • M. Drust
  • T. Dietz
  • A. Verl
  • C. Brisan


In this paper the dynamic path planning with collision avoidance of an industrial robot is addressed. The Artificial Potential Field (APF) method is used and, as a contribution, it has been expanded with obstacle-charges having different geometrical forms in order to positively influence the generated trajectory. Also an analysis method is presented that ensures that no violation of a specified safety envelope can occur around the obstacles. Implementation of the theoretical consideration and experimental validation using industrial equipment is shown.


Mobile Robot Path Planning Collision Avoidance Obstacle Avoidance Industrial Robot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Csiszar
    • 1
  • M. Drust
    • 2
  • T. Dietz
    • 2
  • A. Verl
    • 3
  • C. Brisan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanisms, Precision Mechanics and MechatronicsTechnical University of Cluj NapocaCluj NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA)StuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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