# Questions tagged [motion-planning]

Motion planning (also known as the navigation problem or the piano mover's problem) is a term used in robotics for the process of breaking down a desired movement task into discrete motions that satisfy movement constraints and possibly optimize some aspect of the movement.

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### What are cases where bug1 algorithm would be bug2?

I have been reading Principles of Robot Motion Theory, Algorithms and Implementations by Choset et al and I can't seem to understand how bug1 would beat bug2. It is harder for me to see given that ...
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### Motion profile and Motion control scheme, how do they interact?

I'm studying motion control and I start with the simplest case, I have to go from A to B in a straight line using a trapezoidal motion profile. I understand that in a real case, due to the fact that ...
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### How to estimate proper heading angle

I obtain the heading or yaw angle from a source which I am not allowed to modify, but when the angle goes more than +180 or -180, it interchanges either from 180 to -180 or the other way around. Any ...
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### Are there any tutorials for OMPL in Python?

I want to learn and understand the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL) through Python as I don't have much experience with C++. Almost all tutorials are written in C++ and there are some demos in ...
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### Constrained Inverse Kinematics velocity calculation via Jacobian

I am trying to implement inverse kinematics for a robot arm with 5DOF within Unity. The robot arm is supposed to depict the mechanical, hydraulic driven cylinder arm of a heavy machine such as ...
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### What is an example of a good motion control API? [closed]

We are in the process of implementing a motion control API for a research project. The goal is to implement a somewhat comprehensive API for motion control that provides the most commonly used ...
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### From an end-effector trajectory to joints movements

let's assume that our robot consists of 3 degree-of-freedoms. In order to move the end-effector of this robot along a straight line, these 3 joints have moved as below: Now, if the desired end-...
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### Motion of a mobile platform inaccurate than industrial robot arm

It is known that with a 7DoF industrial you can achieve an accuracy of ~2mm. However, the motion with a mobile platform is known to be more inaccurate and expensive. I can follow why the motion is ...
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### NodeMCU ESP-12E Wont Print to Serial in Arduino IDE

So, im using a ESP-12E nothing special about it, to try and run this code i found from a custom library example. ...
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### How does inverse compositional Lucas–Kanade algorithm work?

I am trying to understand the Lucas–Kanade algorithm since I am reading a paper in which is applied the inverse compositional Lucas–Kanade algorithm, but in order to understand the latter I have to ...
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### Motion planning with Gaussian Process Regression

I was recently introduced to Gaussian Process Regression (GPR). I read multiple papers regarding use cases of GPR in robotics, however, they were more or less very limited. Use case from the ...
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### How to formulate the equation and environment equations for motion planning algorithm use? [closed]

How to formulate the equation and environment equations for motion planning algorithm use? And if know the desired state, how to use motion planning to fill the data to reach this desired state?
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### motion model for forward movement

I thought this is a simple and well known problem and therefore there is a lot of literature. But I'm not able to find the correct keywords to google the answer. Maybe instead of answering the whole ...
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### Applications of Reinforcement Learning

Many global-control applications of robotics involve incomplete world information and at best can be represented as a POMDP. Given this, can we really apply RL to most robotics applications? From ...
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### Link collision avoidance for redundant manipulator

I am trying to have my robot arm follow a trajectory while avoiding collisions between obstacles and the robot links. The way I go about it is to find the closest point on the robot arm, and treat the ...
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### Asynchronous axes movement

if we have a robot with 5 DoF and we want to plan its movement. The inverse kinematic solver will do this job without a doubt. However, it is usually assumed that axes can be moved in a synchronized ...
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### How to find the optimal path for a line following maze robot?

First let me explain the problem. This is a maze made only out of black lines on a white surface. The robot has only a few IR sensors which can sense the position of the line. No other sensory input ...
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### Problem with solution (equation) for wrist singularity

In my textbook about industrial robots it says that if the angle q5 in this robot is equal to 0, there are infinite solutions for the angles q4 and q6. I understand this part, but I have a problem ...
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### How to deal with a joint suddenly having to make a large change in angle during linear interpolation?

After having set up the inverse kinematics for each intermediate point on a line that the tcp is supposed to travel, I encountered a problem that stops the tcp when it is supposed to travel along the ...
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### Going from Spline to Differential Drive Command

I have a differential drive robot that needs to move along a path stored in its memory as a spline. I am currently trying to understand the mathematics of determining how much power to apply to each ...
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### Doubt on artificial potential field

I am studying motion planning, and I am focusing on artificial potential fields. I have seen that it consists in having a repulsive field for obstacles, and an attractive field toward the goal. But ...
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### When do I do motion planning?

I am studying mobile robots, and I am focusing my attention to the unycicle. I have a doubt concerning the motion planning part. In particular I don't understand when the motion planning is done and ...
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### Construct Configuration-Space with Obstacles for arbitrary Object/Robot in Motion Planning

I found that a configuration-space approach is a elegant way to describe problems in motion planning. However, I was not able to find a known general way to construct configuration-spaces. By general ...
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### Motion Planning vs. Control

Often I see positions for robotics companies split into planning and controls engineers. But motion planning and controls seem to have a lot of overlap. As I understand in motion planning the ...