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Robot motion planner for flexible robots

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Robot motion planner for flexible robots

Trainee Art Mahoney, working with IGERT member David Johnson, has developed a robot motion planner for flexible robots. Flexible robots are increasingly important in areas from medical devices to special effects. The approach reduces the search space of the problem by looking for the most important allowed motions and concentrating computational resources in those areas, then checking for correctness by modeling the bend energy. This work is published in the 2010 International Conference on robotics and Automation.