Adaptive sampling for generalized probabilistic roadmaps Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, an adaptive sampling strategy is presented for the generalized sampling-based motion planner, generalized probabilistic roadmap (GPRM). These planners are designed to account for stochastic map and model uncertainty and provide a feedback solution to the motion planning problem. Intelligently sampling in this framework can result in large speedups when compared to naive uniform sampling. By using the information of transition probabilities, encoded in these generalized planners, the proposed strategy biases sampling to improve the efficiency of sampling, and increase the overall success probability of GPRM. The strategy is used to solve the motion planning problem of a fully actuated point robot and a 3-DOF fixed-base manipulator on several maps of varying difficulty levels, and results show that the strategy helps solve the problem efficiently, while simultaneously increasing the success probability of the solution. Results also indicate that these rewards increase with an increase in map complexity. © 2012 South China University of Technology, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kumar, S., & Chakravorty, S.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • December 2011