Method and device for determining a path around a defined reference position

  • US 6,463,368 B1
  • Filed: 02/12/2001
  • Issued: 10/08/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/10/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for computer-supported determination of a path in a proximity of a predetermined reference position, comprising the iteratively repeated steps of:

  • determining step-by-step an arcuate path in a proximity of said reference position having a predetermined spacing;

    checking for an existence of an obstacle along said arcuate path;

    lengthening said arcuate path if no obstacle is found;

    enlarging said spacing, when an obstacle is found, by a prescribable value; and

    continuing said method in a new iteration with said enlarged spacing.

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