This article provides an extensive review of algorithms for constructing Minkowski sums and differences of polygons and polyhedra, both convex and non-convex, commonly known as no-fit polygons and configuration space obstacles. The Minkowski difference is a set operation, which when applied to shapes defines a method for efficient overlap detection, providing an important tool in packing and motion-planning problems. This is the first complete review on this specific topic, and aims to unify algorithms spread over the literature of separate disciplines.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2021|