Evolutionary computation of geodesic paths and time-optimal control policies in CAD/CAM
Professor Porter, Brian (Principal investigator)
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
To study: i) the application of evolution strategies to the computation of geodesic lines on three-dimensional curved surfaces defined in digitised form; ii) the application of evolution strategies to the computation of time-optimal control policies for multi-degree-of-freedom manipulators; iii) the combination of i) and ii) to provide a powerful computational tool for practical three-dimensional path planning in CAD/CAM; iv) the demonstration of the practical utility of this tool in practical tests.