K. I. Tsianos, I. A. Sucan, and L. E. Kavraki, “Sampling-based robot motion planning: Towards realistic applications,” Computer Science Review, vol. 1, pp. 2–11, Aug. 2007.
This paper presents some of the recent improvements in sampling-based robot motion planning. Emphasis is placed on work that brings motion-planning algorithms closer to applicability in real environments. Methods that approach increasingly difficult motion planning problems including kinodynamic motion planning and dynamic environments are discussed. The ultimate goal for such methods is to generate plans that can be executed with few modifications in a real robotics mobile platform.