Date: Jan 10, 1995 5:47 PM
Author: Erann Gat
Subject: Probability of a free path
I am interested in finding out if anyone has done any work on the

problem of finding the probability of the existence of a free path in an

obstacle field. Basically, the problem is: given a number of shapes

(assume any shape and size distribution you like) placed randomly in

a bounded area, what is the probability that there exists a path between

two fixed points in the bounded area that does not contact any of the

randomly placed shapes?

Pointers to references would be most appreciated.

Thanks,

Erann

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Erann Gat

gat@robotics.jpl.nasa.gov