A novel recurrent neural network for improving redundant manipulator motion planning completeness

Yangming Li, Shuai Li, Blake Hannaford

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Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) demonstrated advantages on control precision, system robustness and computational efficiency, and have been widely applied to redundant manipulator control optimization. Existing RNN control schemes locally optimize trajectories and are efficient and reliable on obstacle avoidance. However, for motion planning, they suffer from local minimum and do not have planning completeness. This work explained the cause of the planning incompleteness and addressed the problem with a novel RNN control scheme. The paper presented the proposed method in detail and analyzed the global stability and the planning completeness in theory. The proposed method was compared with other three control schemes on the precision, the robustness and the planning completeness in software simulation and the results shows the proposed method has improved precision and robustness, and planning completeness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538630815
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 21 May 201825 May 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729


Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018


  • Kinematic Control
  • Motion Planning
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Redundant Manipulator
  • Robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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