Edit: A new version.

Here I made a bouncing ball using mixed integer programming in cvxpy. Currently we are just simulating the bouncing ball internal to a mixed integer program. We could turn this into a control program by making the constraint that you have to shoot a ball through a hoop and have it figure out the appropriate initial shooting velocity.

import numpy as np import cvxpy as cvx import matplotlib.pyplot as plt N = 100 dt = 0.05 x = cvx.Variable(N) v = cvx.Variable(N) collision = cvx.Variable(N-1,boolean=True) constraints = [] M = 20 # Big M trick #initial conditions constraints += [x[0] == 1, v[0] == 0] for t in range(N-1): predictedpos = x[t] + v[t] * dt col = collision[t] notcol = 1 - collision[t] constraints += [ -M * col <= predictedpos , predictedpos <= M * notcol] #enforce regular dynamics if col == 0 constraints += [ - M * col <= x[t+1] - predictedpos, x[t+1] - predictedpos <= M * col ] constraints += [ - M * col <= v[t+1] - v[t] + 9.8*dt, v[t+1] - v[t] + 9.8*dt <= M * col ] # reverse velcotiy, keep position the same if would collide with x = 0 constraints += [ - M * notcol <= x[t+1] - x[t], x[t+1] - x[t] <= M * notcol ] constraints += [ - M * notcol <= v[t+1] + 0.8*v[t], v[t+1] + 0.8*v[t] <= M * notcol ] #0.8 restitution coefficient objective = cvx.Maximize(1) prob = cvx.Problem(objective, constraints) res = prob.solve(solver=cvx.GLPK_MI, verbose=True) print(x.value) print(v.value) plt.plot(x.value, label='x') plt.plot(v.value, label= 'v') plt.plot(collision.value, label = 'collision bool') plt.legend() plt.xlabel('time') plt.show()

Pretty cool.

The trick I used this time is to make boolean indicator variables for whether a collision will happen or not. The big M trick is then used to actually make the variable reflect whether the predicted position will be outside the wall at x=0. If it isn’t, it uses regular gravity dynamics. If it will, it uses velocity reversing bounce dynamics

Just gonna dump this draft out there since I’ve moved on (I’ll edit this if I come back to it). You can embed collisions in mixed integer programming. I did it below using a strong acceleration force that turns on when you enter the floor. What this corresponds to is a piecewise linear potential barrier.

Such a formulation might be interesting for the trajectory optimization of shooting a hoop, playing Pachinko, Beer Pong, or Pinball.

using JuMP using Cbc using Plots N = 50 T = 5 dt = T/N m = Model(solver=CbcSolver()) @variable(m, x[1:N]) # , Bin @variable(m, v[1:N]) # , Bin @variable(m, f[1:N-1]) @variable(m, a[1:N-1], Bin) # , Bin @constraint(m, x[1] == 1) @constraint(m, v[1] == 0) M = 10 for t in 1:N-1 @constraint(m, x[t+1] == x[t] + dt*v[t]) @constraint(m, v[t+1] == v[t] + dt*(10*(1-a[t])-1)) #@constraint(m, v[t+1] == v[t] + dt*(10*f[t]-1)) @constraint(m, M * a[t] >= x[t+1]) #if on the next step projects into the earth @constraint(m, M * (1-a[t]) >= -x[t+1]) #@constraint(m, f[t] <= M*(1-a[t])) # we allow a bouncing force end k = 10 # @constraint(m, f .>= 0) # @constraint(m, f .>= - k * x[2:N]) # @constraint(m, x[:] .>= 0) E = 1 #sum(f) # 1 #sum(x) #sum(f) # + 10*sum(x) # sum(a) @objective(m, Min, E) solve(m) println(x) println(getvalue(x)) plotly() plot(getvalue(x)) #plot(getvalue(a)) gui()

More things to consider:

Is this method trash? Yes. You can actually embed the mirror law of collisions directly without needing to using a funky barrier potential.

You can extend this to ball trapped in polygon, or a ball that is restricted from entering obstacle polygons. Check out the IRIS project – break up region into convex regions

https://github.com/rdeits/ConditionalJuMP.jl Gives good support for embedding conditional variables.

https://github.com/joehuchette/PiecewiseLinearOpt.jl On a related note, gives a good way of defining piecewise linear functions using Mixed Integer programming.

Pajarito is another interesting Julia project. A mixed integer convex programming solver.

Russ Tedrake papers – http://groups.csail.mit.edu/locomotion/pubs.shtml

Break up obstacle objects into delauney triangulated things.

www.mit.edu/~jvielma/presentations/MINLPREPSOLJUL_NORTHE18.pdf