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Statistical Linearization for Robust Motion Planning


The goal of robust motion planning consists of designing open-loop controls which optimally steer a system to a specific target region while mitigating uncertainties and disturbances which affect the dynamics. Recently, stochastic optimal control has enabled particularly accurate formulations of the problem. Nevertheless, despite interesting progresses, these problem formulations still require expensive numerical computations. In this paper, we start bridging this gap by leveraging statistical linearization. Specifically, through statistical linearization we reformulate the robust motion planning problem as a simpler deterministic optimal control problem subject to additional constraints. We rigorously justify our method by providing estimates of the approximation error, as well as some controllability results for the new constrained deterministic formulation. Finally, we apply our method to the powered descent of a space vehicle, showcasing the consistency and efficiency of our approach through numerical experiments.

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hal-04013524 , version 1 (03-03-2023)



Clara Leparoux, Riccardo Bonalli, Bruno Herisse, Frédéric Jean. Statistical Linearization for Robust Motion Planning. 2023. ⟨hal-04013524⟩
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