By Erion Plaku, Lydia E. Kavraki (auth.), Srinivas Akella, Nancy M. Amato, Wesley H. Huang, Bud Mishra (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3540684042

ISBN-13: 9783540684046

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We then pick a point x ∈ FW , as described above, and compute qx so that at q = (qx , qθ ), the robot’s feature point f lies at x and the robot has orientation qθ . For an articulated robot, the conﬁguration q speciﬁes its joints parameters q 1 , q 2 , . .. Suppose that the feature point f lies in the th link of the robot. To sample a conﬁguration, we again pick a point x ∈ FW and then ﬁnd the joint parameters q1 , q2 , . . , q that place f at x by solving the robot’s inverse kinematics (IK) equations.

2 K-Order Deformation Deﬁnition 1. A K-order deformation is a particular homotopic deformation such that each curve transforming a point of τ into a point of τ is an angle line of K segments. a c b τ τ τ τ τ τ Fig. 2. (a) General homotopic deformation. (b) ﬁrst order deformation: the deformation surface is a ruled surface. (c) Second order deformation: the deformation surface is obtained by concatenating two ruled surfaces. Therefore, a ﬁrst-order deformation surface describes a ruled surface and a Korder deformation is obtained by concatenation of K ruled surfaces.

This process starts with the shortest path found and stops when a visible deformation is possible (then the conﬁguration is rejected) or when all the possible paths have been tested (then the conﬁguration and the edges n1 −qv and n2 −qv are inserted). TestRedundancy(τ, n1 , n2 , G) 1 τ ← BestPath(n1 , n2 , G) 2 While τ = ∅ 3 If VisibDeformation(τ, τ ) = T rue 4 Return T rue 5 End If 6 τ ← BestPath(n1 , n2 , G) 7 End While 8 Return False Fig. 13. Visibility deformation test between a path τ and a roadmap path The VisibDeformation function (line 3 of algorithm 13) tests whether two paths τ and τ can be visibility deformed one into the other.

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