Evolutionary computation of geodesic paths and time-optimal control policies in CAD/CAM


Grant Data
Project Title
Evolutionary computation of geodesic paths and time-optimal control policies in CAD/CAM
Principal Investigator
Professor Porter, Brian   (Principal investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
1998-09-01
Completion Date
2001-08-31
Amount
380000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7079/98E
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1998/1999
Status
Completed
Objectives
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.