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Stochastic Motion Planning for the Telebot

Sevugarajan Sundarapandian, Jerry Miller, Yonah Elorza


This paper evaluates stochastic motion planning in a three dimensional space for Telebot, Florida International University’s telepresence robot. Stochastic motion planning is necessary in an operator controlled robot due to device latency, device failure, connection failure, or user error. As such, three different modeling methods and their corresponding motion planning algorithms are evaluated for use in stochastic motion planning. The modeling and planning algorithms used are Configuration Spaces (C-Spaces) with Sampling Based Motion Planning, Denavit-Hartenberg (DH) Parameters with Inverse Kinematics, and the Universal Robot Description Format (URDF) with the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL).

KeywordsTelebot, telepresence, motion planning, DenavitHartenberg (DH), Inverse Kinematics, C-Spaces, URDF, OMPL, Robotic Operating System.

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