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By Takeo Igarashi, Mike Stilman (auth.), David Hsu, Volkan Isler, Jean-Claude Latombe, Ming C. Lin (eds.)

Robotics is on the cusp of dramatic transformation. more and more complicated robots with exceptional autonomy are discovering new functions, from scientific surgical procedure, to building, to domestic companies. by contrast historical past, the algorithmic foundations of robotics have gotten extra an important than ever, so as to construct robots which are quick, secure, trustworthy, and adaptive. Algorithms let robots to understand, plan, regulate, and examine. The layout and research of robotic algorithms bring up new primary questions that span desktop technological know-how, electric engineering, mechanical engineering, and arithmetic. those algorithms also are discovering functions past robotics, for instance, in modeling molecular movement and developing electronic characters for games and architectural simulation. The Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) is a hugely selective assembly of best researchers within the box of robotic algorithms. in view that its production in 1994, it has released a few of the field’s most vital and lasting contributions. This e-book includes the lawsuits of the ninth WAFR, hung on December 13-15, 2010 on the nationwide collage of Singapore. The 24 papers incorporated during this e-book span a large choice of issues from new theoretical insights to novel applications.

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Section 3 presents the algorithmic framework for situations without obstacles and shows results of its application to the (kinematic) car tracking and flexible needle steering problems. This is extended to the cases with obstacles in Section 4. Finally, Section 5 summarises the ideas presented and discusses future applications. 1 Basic Definitions Kinodynamics can be defined on a state space X, which itself is a differentiable manifold with a metric [11]. The subset Xobs ⊆ X denotes the states that have obstacles, and its complement Xfree := X \ Xobs is the viable free space.

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