Path planner for a mobile shape-changeable intelligent bobot in A 3-dimenxional environment
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This study deals with the path planning problem in robotics. This problem is a basic problem to solve some pre-specified task, and then controlling the robot as it executes the commands necessary to achieve its goal. This study concentrates on three sub-problems of the path planning problem. The first one is the representation of the robot and the environment in which it moves. The environment is represented according to a given map of boundaries and obstacles. The second sub-problem is to find the optimal path for the robot according to its initial and final positions. Optimal path means the path with minimum total hardness faced by the robot through its route. The last sub-problem in this study is about determining the course of actions to be followed by the robot through the candidate route. The work reported in this paper is about building a complete system that solves the previous sub-problems. This system has been developed mainly using an object oriented expert system shell.