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Collision avoidance in a Two-point System via Liapunov's second method

Vanualailai, Jito and Nakagiri, S. and Ha, J. (1995) Collision avoidance in a Two-point System via Liapunov's second method. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 39 (1). pp. 125-141. ISSN 0378-4754

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The geometric problem of finding a path for a moving solid among other solid obstacles is well known in robotics in the area of real-time obstacle avoidance for manipulators and mobile robots. In this paper, a solution to the problem, also known as the findpath problem, is provided via the second or direct method of Liapunov. The method is used to construct control functions for the collision avoidance between two point masses which are required to move to designated areas or targets located in the horizontal plane. Two new results are presented. The first result opens up the possibility of analysing in a more effective manner the dynamics of more than two point masses. The second new result addresses, via generalized control functions, important collision avoidance issues which are (1) improving collision avoidance between objects, (2) obtaining low control inputs for collision avoidance and convergence to targets, and (3) having the best time to reach a target safety.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Jito Vanualailai
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 06:06
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 06:06

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