People with impaired physical and mental ability often find it challenging to negotiate crowded or unfamiliar envi- ronments, leading to a vicious cycle of deteriorating mobility and sociability. To address this issue we present a novel motion planning algorithm that is able to intelligently deal with crowded areas, permanent or temporary anomalies in the environment (e.g., road blocks, wet floors) as well as hard and soft constraints (e.g., “keep a toilet within reach of 10 meters during the jour- ney”, “always avoid stairs”). Constraints can be assigned a priority tailored on the user’s needs. The planner has been validated by means of simulations and experiments with elderly people within the context of the DALi European project.

Efficient customisable dynamic motion planning for assistive robots in complex human environments / Colombo, A.; Fontanelli, D.; Legay, A.; Palopoli, L.; Sedwards, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE AND SMART ENVIRONMENTS. - ISSN 1876-1364. - STAMPA. - 2015:7-5(2015), pp. 617-633. [10.3233/AIS-150338]

Efficient customisable dynamic motion planning for assistive robots in complex human environments

Colombo, A.;Fontanelli, D.;Palopoli, L.;
2015

Abstract

People with impaired physical and mental ability often find it challenging to negotiate crowded or unfamiliar envi- ronments, leading to a vicious cycle of deteriorating mobility and sociability. To address this issue we present a novel motion planning algorithm that is able to intelligently deal with crowded areas, permanent or temporary anomalies in the environment (e.g., road blocks, wet floors) as well as hard and soft constraints (e.g., “keep a toilet within reach of 10 meters during the jour- ney”, “always avoid stairs”). Constraints can be assigned a priority tailored on the user’s needs. The planner has been validated by means of simulations and experiments with elderly people within the context of the DALi European project.
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Colombo, A.; Fontanelli, D.; Legay, A.; Palopoli, L.; Sedwards, S.
Efficient customisable dynamic motion planning for assistive robots in complex human environments / Colombo, A.; Fontanelli, D.; Legay, A.; Palopoli, L.; Sedwards, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE AND SMART ENVIRONMENTS. - ISSN 1876-1364. - STAMPA. - 2015:7-5(2015), pp. 617-633. [10.3233/AIS-150338]
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