Our paper on chance-constrained path planning is accepted to IEEE TAC

[2020.11.30]

The following paper is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC):

  • Chance-Constrained Multi-Layered Sampling-Based Path Planning for Temporal Logic-Based Missions by Yoonseon Oh, Kyunghoon Cho, Yunho Choi, and Songhwai Oh
    • Abstract: This paper introduces a robust and safe path planning algorithm in order to satisfy mission requirements specified in linear temporal logic (LTL). When a path is planned to accomplish a mission, it is possible for a robot to fail to complete the mission or collide with obstacles due to noises and disturbances in the system. Hence, we need to find a robust path against possible disturbances. We introduce a robust path planning algorithm, which maximizes the probability of success in accomplishing a given mission by considering disturbances while minimizing the moving distance of a robot. The proposed method can guarantee the safety of the planned trajectory by incorporating an LTL formula and chance constraints in a hierarchical manner. A high-level planner generates a discrete plan satisfying the mission requirements specified in LTL. A low-level planner builds a sampling-based RRT search tree to minimize both the mission failure probability and the moving distance while guaranteeing the probability of collision with obstacles to be below a specified threshold. We have analyzed properties of the proposed algorithm theoretically and validated the robustness and safety of paths generated by the algorithm in simulation and experiments using a quadrotor.