Using random sampling trees for automated planning Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2015

start page

  • 665

end page

  • 681


  • 4


  • 28

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0921-7126

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1875-8452


  • Rapidly-exploring Random Trees (RRTs) are data structures and search algorithms designed to be used in continuous path planning problems. They are one of the most successful state-of-the-art techniques in motion planning, as they offer a great degree of flexibility and reliability. However, their use in other fields in which search is a commonly used approach has not been thoroughly analyzed. In this work we propose the use of RRTs as a search algorithm for automated planning. We analyze the advantages and disadvantages that this approach has over previously used search algorithms and the challenges of adapting RRTs for implicit and discrete search spaces.


  • computational-complexity; heuristic-search; landmarks; system