Transmitting Particles in a Polygonal Domain by Repulsion

  • Amirhossein MozafariEmail author
  • Thomas C. Shermer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11346)


In this paper, we introduce the problem of transmitting particles to a target point by the effect of a repulsion actuator (RA). In this problem, we are given a polygonal domain P and a target point t inside it. Also, there is a particle at each point of P. The question is which particles can get to the target point t by activating a RA in P. We present the first polynomial time algorithm to solve this problem.


Geometric algorithm Polygonal domain Repulsion actuator Polynomial time algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing ScienceSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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