Safe Interval Path Planning with Kinodynamic Constraints
Keywords:SO: Heuristic Search, ROB: Motion and Path Planning
AbstractSafe Interval Path Planning (SIPP) is a powerful algorithm for solving a single-agent pathfinding problem where the agent is confined to a graph and certain vertices/edges of this graph are blocked at certain time intervals due to dynamic obstacles that populate the environment. The original SIPP algorithm relies on the assumption that the agent is able to stop instantaneously. However, this assumption often does not hold in practice, e.g. a mobile robot moving at a cruising speed cannot stop immediately but rather requires gradual deceleration to a full stop that takes time. In other words, the robot is subject to kinodynamic constraints. Unfortunately, as we show in this work, in such a case, the original SIPP is incomplete. To this end, we introduce a novel variant of SIPP that is provably complete and optimal for planning with acceleration/deceleration. In the experimental evaluation, we show that the key property of the original SIPP still holds for the modified version: it performs much fewer expansions compared to A* and, as a result, is notably faster.
How to Cite
Ali, Z. A., & Yakovlev, K. (2023). Safe Interval Path Planning with Kinodynamic Constraints. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 37(10), 12330-12337. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v37i10.26453
AAAI Technical Track on Search and Optimization