Curve Subdivision in SE(2)

by Jan Hakenberg published as viXra:1807.0463 – July 26th, 2018

Figure: Dubins path defined by six control points in SE(2). A control point consists of position and heading. The center image shows the result of three rounds of subdivision. Right, the limit curve with continuous curvature. The underlying scheme is cubic B-spline subdivision.

Abstract: We demonstrate that curve subdivision in the special Euclidean group SE(2) allows the design of planar curves with favorable curvature. We state the non-linear formula to position a point along a geodesic in SE(2). Curve subdivision in the Lie group consists of trigonometric functions. When projected to the plane, the refinement method reproduces circles and straight lines. The limit curves are designed by intuitive placement of control points in SE(2).

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The curves generated by subdivision in SE(2) have applications in robotics as well as glyph design. For details please refer to the article.

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