Trajectory Planner CDT-RRT* for Car-Like Mobile Robots toward Narrow and Cluttered Environments

Sensors (Basel). 2021 Jul 15;21(14):4828. doi: 10.3390/s21144828.


In order to achieve the safe and efficient navigation of mobile robots, it is essential to consider both the environmental geometry and kinodynamic constraints of robots. We propose a trajectory planner for car-like robots on the basis of the Dual-Tree RRT (DT-RRT). DT-RRT utilizes two tree structures in order to generate fast-growing trajectories under the kinodynamic constraints of robots. A local trajectory generator has been newly designed for car-like robots. The proposed scheme of searching a parent node enables the efficient generation of safe trajectories in cluttered environments. The presented simulation results clearly show the usefulness and the advantage of the proposed trajectory planner in various environments.

Keywords: laser scanner; mobile robot; motion control; path planning; trajectory generation; wheel odometry.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Automobiles
  • Computer Simulation
  • Humans
  • Robotics*
  • Speech Disorders