A motion planning approach to folding: From paper craft to protein folding

G. Song, N. M. Amato

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a framework for studying folding problems from a motion planning perspective. Modeling foldable objects as tree-like multi-link objects allows us to apply motion planning techniques to folding problems. An important feature of this approach is that it not only allows us to study foldability questions, such as, can one object be folded (or unfolded) into another object, but also provides us with another tool for investigating the dynamic folding process itself. The framework proposed here has application to traditional motion planning areas such as automation and animation, and presents a novel approach for studying protein folding pathways. Preliminary experimental results with traditional paper crafts (e.g.. box folding) and small proteins (approximately 60 residues) are quite encouraging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-953
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 21 2001May 26 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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