OpenRAVE Documentation

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Ways to Speed up PlanningΒΆ

This page attempts to answer a commonly asked question: The planning algorithm is SLOW, what can we do?!

  • Create a databases.linkstatistics model and tune the xyzdelta that controls the joint resolutions/weights. Can also manually tweak the joint resolutions and weights via .KinBody.SetDOFWeights and .KinBody.Joint.SetResolution.
  • Each planner has the following parameters in its Planner.PlannerParameters structure that can be tweaked:
  • Planner.PlannerParameters._fStepLength - max step length for each tree extension
  • Planner.PlannerParameters._nMaxIterations - max number of iterations to search
  • Each planner usually has a post-processing planner that does the smoothing/retiming of the path. The parameters to control are
  • Planner.PlannerParameters._sPostProcessingPlanner
  • Planner.PlannerParameters._sPostProcessingParameters
_sPostProcessingParameters = "parabolicsmoother";
_sPostProcessingParameters = <_nmaxiterations>100</_nmaxiterations>";
  • The smoothers has several other parameters, which are written in the TrajectoryTimingParameters structure inside the rplanners plugin
  • Add as many pairs of links of the robot that will never collide as “adjacent links” (both OpenRAVE XML and COLLADA specifications support this).
  • Temporarily disable KinBody objects via KinBody.Enable() (False) for kinematic bodies that are too far from the robot or robot could never collide with them.
  • Use primitive shapes (boxes/cylinders/spheres) as much as possible!


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