A Novel Quad Harmony Search Algorithm for Grid-based Path Finding

Koceski, Saso and Panov, Stojanche and Koceska, Natasa (2014) A Novel Quad Harmony Search Algorithm for Grid-based Path Finding. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 11. pp. 144-155. ISSN 1729-8806

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A novel approach to the problem of grid-based path finding has been introduced. The method is a blockbased search algorithm, founded on the bases of two algorithms, namely the quad-tree algorithm, which offered a great opportunity for decreasing the time needed to compute the solution, and the harmony search (HS) algorithm, a meta-heuristic algorithm used to obtain the optimal solution. This quad HS algorithm uses the quad-tree decomposition of free space in the grid to mark the free areas and treat them as a single node, which greatly improves the execution. The results of the quad HS algorithm have been compared to other metaheuristic algorithms, i.e., ant colony, genetic algorithm, particle swarm optimization and simulated annealing, and it was proved to obtain the best results in terms of time and giving the optimal path.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Engineering and Technology > Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Natasa Koceska
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 10:56
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 10:56
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/12312

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