Research on Multi-robot Local Path Planning Based on Improved Artificial Potential Field Method

  • Bo WangEmail author
  • Kai Zhou
  • Junsuo Qu
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 891)


Aiming at solving the dynamic real-time obstacle avoidance problem of multi-robots, the artificial potential field method is adopted. The traditional artificial potential field method has local minimum and target unreachable ability problems. Redefining the repulsion function makes the robot not mistakenly use a additional point, so that reaching the target point ,it can solve the problem that the multi-robot performing collision avoidance in real time in the case of dynamic obstacles, connected realizing the optimal path planning from the source coordinate point to the target coordinate point, and through the simulation verification method accuracy and feasibility.


Dynamic obstacle avoidance Artificial potential field Target unreachable Local minimum 



This research was supported in part by grants from the International Cooperation and Exchange Program of Shaanxi Province (2018KW-026), Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province (2018JM6120), Xi’an Science and Technology Plan Project (201805040YD18CG24(6)), Major Science and Technology Projects of XianYang City (2017k01-25-12), Graduate Innovation Fund of Xi’an University of Posts & Telecommunications (CXJJ2017012, CXJJ2017028, CXJJ2017056).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Communication and EngineeringXi’an University of Posts and TelecommunicationsXi’anChina
  2. 2.School of AutomationXi’an University of Post and TelecommunicationsXi’anChina

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