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Inflate each occupied location



inflate(map,radius) inflates each occupied location of the map by the radius given in meters. radius is rounded up to the nearest cell equivalent based on the resolution of the map. Every cell within the radius is set to true (1).


inflate does not inflate the locations past the limits of the map.

inflate(map,radius,"grid") inflates each occupied location by the radius given in number of cells.


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Create a 10m x 10m empty map.

map = binaryOccupancyMap(10,10,10);

Set occupancy of world locations and show map.

x = [1.2; 2.3; 3.4; 4.5; 5.6];
y = [5.0; 4.0; 3.0; 2.0; 1.0];

setOccupancy(map, [x y], ones(5,1))

Inflate occupied locations by a given radius.

inflate(map, 0.5)

Get grid locations from world locations.

ij = world2grid(map, [x y]);

Set grid locations to free locations.

setOccupancy(map, ij, zeros(5,1), 'grid')

Input Arguments

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Map representation, specified as a binaryOccupancyMap object. This object represents the environment of the robot. The object contains a matrix grid with binary values indicating obstacles as true (1) and free locations as false (0).

Dimension that defines how much to inflate occupied locations, specified as a scalar. By default the units of radius are meters and each cell is inflated by ceil(map.Resolution*radius) cells.

If you specify the optional argument, "grid", then the unit of radius is grid cells. For example inflate(map,10,"grid") inflates occupied locations by 10 grid cells.

Data Types: double

Extended Capabilities

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Version History

Introduced in R2015a