Reactive motion planning with probabilistics safety guarantees

TitleReactive motion planning with probabilistics safety guarantees
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsChen Y, Rosolia U, Fan C, Ames AD, Murray R
Conference NameConference on Robot Learning (CoRL)

Motion planning in environments with multiple agents is critical to many important autonomous applications such as autonomous vehicles and assistive robots. This paper considers the problem of motion planning, where the controlled agent shares the environment with multiple uncontrolled agents. First, a predictive model of the uncontrolled agents is trained to predict all possible trajectories within a short horizon based on the scenario. The prediction is then fed to a motion planning module based on model predictive control. We proved generalization bound for the predictive model using three different methods, post-bloating, support vector machine (SVM), and conformal analysis, all capable of generating stochastic guarantees of the correctness of the predictor. The proposed approach is demonstrated in simulation in a scenario emulating autonomous highway driving.