What is ... a configuration space?

This page hosts information on Dror Atariah's talk "What is ... a configuration space?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. The talk will take place on Friday, May 25, 4:00pm at FU Arnimallee 6, SR 031.


In a nutshell, a configuration space is one where each point represents a unique pose/configuration of some physical system. In this talk we will introduce a special instance of a configuration space. For the physical system, we will consider the case of a planar polygonal robot which is free to rotate and translate amid planar polygonal obstacles. By means of explicit parameterization of the configuration space, we will obtain a clear picture of the geometrical properties of the space and, in particular, of the configuration space obstacles. The talk will be accompanied with a short video visualizing the discussed case.


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