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ICRA
1993
IEEE
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Vision-Guided Exploration: A Step Toward General Motion Planning in Three Dimensions
We present an approach for solving the path planning problem for a mobile robot operating in an unknown, three dimensional environment containing obstacles of arbitrary shape. The...
Kiriakos N. Kutulakos, Vladimir J. Lumelsky, Charl...
ICRA
1994
IEEE
147views Robotics» more  ICRA 1994»
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Provable Strategies for Vision-Guided Exploration in Three Dimensions
An approach is presented for exploring an unknown, arbitrary surface in three-dimensional (3D) space by a mobile robot. The main contributions are (1) an analysis of the capabilit...
Kiriakos N. Kutulakos, Charles R. Dyer, Vladimir J...
IJRR
2000
113views more  IJRR 2000»
11 years 11 months ago
Sensor-Based Exploration: The Hierarchical Generalized Voronoi Graph
The hierarchical generalized Voronoi graph (HGVG) is a new roadmap developed for sensor-based exploration in unknown environments. This paper defines the HGVG structure: a robot c...
Howie Choset, Joel W. Burdick
AR
2004
107views more  AR 2004»
11 years 11 months ago
Inevitable collision states - a step towards safer robots?
-- An inevitable collision state for a robotic system can be defined as a state for which, no matter what the future trajectory followed by the system is, a collision with an obsta...
Thierry Fraichard, Hajime Asama
ICRA
2010
IEEE
142views Robotics» more  ICRA 2010»
11 years 10 months ago
Toward automated tissue retraction in robot-assisted surgery
—Robotic surgical assistants are enhancing physician performance, enabling physicians to perform more delicate and precise minimally invasive surgery. However, these devices are ...
Sachin Patil, Ron Alterovitz
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