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Randomized Kinodynamic Motion Planning with Moving Obstacles
, 2000
"... This paper presents a novel randomized motion planner for robots that must achieve a specified goal under kinematic and/or dynamic motion constraints while avoiding collision with moving obstacles with known trajectories. The planner encodes the motion constraints on the robot with a control syst ..."
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This paper presents a novel randomized motion planner for robots that must achieve a specified goal under kinematic and/or dynamic motion constraints while avoiding collision with moving obstacles with known trajectories. The planner encodes the motion constraints on the robot with a control system and samples the robot's state x time space by picking control inputs at random and integrating its equations of motion. The result is a probabilistic roadmap of sampled state x time points, called milestones, connected by short admissible trajectories. The planner does
Efficient Collision Detection of Complex Deformable Models using AABB Trees
 J. Graphics Tools
, 1998
"... We present a scheme for exact collision detection between complex models undergoing rigid motion and deformation. The scheme relies on a hierarchical model representation using axisaligned bounding boxes (AABBs). In recent work, AABB trees have been shown to be slower than oriented bounding box ..."
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We present a scheme for exact collision detection between complex models undergoing rigid motion and deformation. The scheme relies on a hierarchical model representation using axisaligned bounding boxes (AABBs). In recent work, AABB trees have been shown to be slower than oriented bounding box (OBB) trees. In this paper, we describe a way to speed up overlap tests between AABBs, such that for collision detection of rigid models, the difference in performance between the two representations is greatly reduced. Furthermore, we show how to quickly update an AABB tree as a model is deformed. We thus find AABB trees to be the method of choice for collision detection of complex models undergoing deformation. In fact, because they are not much slower to test, are faster to build, and use less storage than OBB trees, AABB trees might be a reasonable choice for rigid models as well. Keywords: computer animation, collision detection, hierarchical data structures, deformable model...
A survey of visibility for walkthrough applications
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER
, 2003
"... Visibility algorithms for walkthrough and related applications have grown into a significant area, spurred by the growth in the complexity of models and the need for highly interactive ways of navigating them. In this survey, we review the fundamental issues in visibility and conduct an overview of ..."
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Visibility algorithms for walkthrough and related applications have grown into a significant area, spurred by the growth in the complexity of models and the need for highly interactive ways of navigating them. In this survey, we review the fundamental issues in visibility and conduct an overview of the visibility culling techniques developed in the last decade. The taxonomy we use distinguishes between pointbased and fromregion methods. Pointbased methods are further subdivided into object and imageprecision techniques, while fromregion approaches can take advantage of the cellandportal structure of architectural environments or handle generic scenes.
Optimized Spatial Hashing for Collision Detection of Deformable Objects
, 2003
"... We propose a new approach to collision and self collision detection of dynamically deforming objects that consist of tetrahedrons. Tetrahedral meshes are commonly used to represent volumetric deformable models and the presented algorithm is integrated in a physicallybased environment, which can ..."
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We propose a new approach to collision and self collision detection of dynamically deforming objects that consist of tetrahedrons. Tetrahedral meshes are commonly used to represent volumetric deformable models and the presented algorithm is integrated in a physicallybased environment, which can be used in game engines and surgical simulators. The proposed algorithm employs a hash function for compressing a potentially infinite regular spatial grid. Although the hash function does not always provide a unique mapping of grid cells, it can be generated very efficiently and does not require complex data structures, such as octrees or BSPs. We have investigated and optimized the parameters of the collision detection algorithm, such as hash function, hash table size and spatial cell size. The algorithm can detect collisions and self collisions in environments of up to 20k tetrahedrons in realtime. Although the algorithm works with tetrahedral meshes, it can be easily adapted to other object primitives, such as triangles.
Fast proximity queries with swept sphere volumes
, 1999
"... We present novel algorithms for fast proximity queries using swept sphere volumes. The set of proximity queries includes collision detection and both exact and approximate separation distance computation. We introduce a new family of bounding volumes that correspond to a core primitive shape grown ..."
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We present novel algorithms for fast proximity queries using swept sphere volumes. The set of proximity queries includes collision detection and both exact and approximate separation distance computation. We introduce a new family of bounding volumes that correspond to a core primitive shape grown outward by some offset. The set of core primitive shapes includes a point, line, and rectangle. This family of bounding volumes provides varying tightness of t to the underlying geometry. Furthermore, we describe efficient and accurate algorithms to perform different queries using these bounding volumes. We present a novel analysis of proximity queries that highlights the relationship between collision detection and distance computation. We also present traversal techniques for accelerating distance queries. These algorithms have been used to perform proximity queries for applications including virtual prototyping, dynamic simulation, and motion planning on complex models. As compared to earlier algorithms based on bounding volume hierarchies for separation distance and approximate distance computation, our algorithms have
Accurate and fast proximity queries between polyhedra using convex surface decomposition
, 2001
"... The need to perform fast and accurate proximity queries arises frequently in physicallybased modeling, simulation, animation, realtime interaction within a virtual environment, and game dynamics. The set of proximity queries include intersection detection, tolerance verification, exact and approxi ..."
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The need to perform fast and accurate proximity queries arises frequently in physicallybased modeling, simulation, animation, realtime interaction within a virtual environment, and game dynamics. The set of proximity queries include intersection detection, tolerance verification, exact and approximate minimum distance computation, and (disjoint) contact determination. Specialized data structures and algorithms have often been designed to perform each type of query separately. We present a unified approach to perform any of these queries seamlessly for general, rigid polyhedral objects with boundary representations which are orientable 2manifolds. The proposed method involves a hierarchical data structure built upon a surface decomposition of the models. Furthermore, the incremental query algorithm takes advantage of coherence between successive frames. It has been applied to complex benchmarks and compares very favorably with earlier algorithms and systems. 1.
3D Collision Detection: A Survey
 Computers and Graphics
, 2000
"... Many applications in Computer Graphics require fast and robust 3D collision detection algorithms. These algorithms can be grouped into four approaches: spacetime volume intersection, swept volume interference, multiple interference detection and trajectory parameterization. While some approaches ar ..."
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Many applications in Computer Graphics require fast and robust 3D collision detection algorithms. These algorithms can be grouped into four approaches: spacetime volume intersection, swept volume interference, multiple interference detection and trajectory parameterization. While some approaches are linked to a particular object representation scheme (e.g., spacetime volume intersection is particularly suited to a CSG representation), others do not. The multiple interference detection approach has been the most widely used under a variety of sampling strategies, reducing the collision detection problem to multiple calls to static interference tests. In most cases, these tests boil down to detecting intersections between simple geometric entities, such as spheres, boxes aligned with the coordinate axes, or polygons and segments. The computational cost of a collision detection algorithm depends not only on the complexity of the basic interference test used, but also on the ...
Efficiently Approximating the MinimumVolume Bounding Box of a Point Set in Three Dimensions
 In Proc. 10th ACMSIAM Sympos. Discrete Algorithms
, 2001
"... We present an efficient O(n + 1/ε^4.5)time algorithm for computing a (1 + 1/ε)approximation of the minimumvolume bounding box of n points in R³. We also present a simpler algorithm (for the same purpose) whose running time is O(n log n+n/ε³). ..."
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We present an efficient O(n + 1/&epsilon;^4.5)time algorithm for computing a (1 + 1/&epsilon;)approximation of the minimumvolume bounding box of n points in R&sup3;. We also present a simpler algorithm (for the same purpose) whose running time is O(n log n+n/&epsilon;&sup3;). We give some experimental results with implementations of various variants of the second algorithm. The implementation of the algorithm described in this paper is available online [Har00].