KAUST DepartmentVisual Computing Center (VCC)
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Computer Science Program
Geometric Algorithms Group
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AbstractLet B be a point robot moving in the plane, whose path is constrained to forward motions with curvature at most 1, and let P be a convex polygon with n vertices. Given a starting configuration (a location and a direction of travel) for B inside P, we characterize the region of all points of P that can be reached by B, and show that it has complexity O(n). We give an O(n2) time algorithm to compute this region. We show that a point is reachable only if it can be reached by a path of type CCSCS, where C denotes a unit circle arc and S denotes a line segment. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
SponsorsWork by Cheong was supported by Mid-career Researcher Program through NRF grant funded by the MEST (No. R01-2008-000-11607-0). Work by Ahn was supported by the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) under the program of Software Engineering Technologies Development.