Path-Planning with Virtual Beams

@article{Hesse2007PathPlanningWV,
  title={Path-Planning with Virtual Beams},
  author={Tobias Hesse and Thomas Sattel},
  journal={2007 American Control Conference},
  year={2007},
  pages={3904-3905}
}
This paper presents a novel path-planning approach as for example for future driver assistance systems. The method is based on a virtual beam that is deflected under the influence of a potential field hazard map. The method is predictive, avoids local minima, and has its strengths in the continuous model and the controllability of the path's curvature.