Avoiding impossible drone flight paths

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noclaf
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Avoiding impossible drone flight paths

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Hi, my suggestion is to somehow improve pathfinding for the drones to avoid them being stuck at one location.

The root cause of my suggestion is something almost on edge of being an error - if you have a larger base you can easily run into issues with drones taking impossible flight paths and circling infinitely. E.g. - my base has an U shaped edge at one spot (no roboport coverage inside the U) and the drones were trying to directly fly between the ends. As the distance was too big, they turned around in 1/3 of the trip, returned for recharge, took the same path, turned around for recharge....

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Re: Avoiding impossible drone flight paths

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noclaf wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:28 pm
Hi, my suggestion is to somehow improve pathfinding for the drones to avoid them being stuck at one location.
There is no pathfinding for drones what-so-ever, so there is nothing to improve. Drones fly on a straight line to their destination. Pathfinding would increase performance impact of the drones significantly.

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