Swept Volume Computation Algorithm

Swept Volume is the volume generated by sweeping a polyhedral model along a smooth trajectory in space.
The motion consists of translations and rotations.

Swept Volume computations need to be performed for different applications like numerically controlled (NC) machining verification, geometric modeling, robotic workspace analysis, collision detection, maintainability study, ergonomic design, motion planning, etc.

This is an efficient and robust algorithm which approximates the swept volume of a complex polyhedron along a given trajectory.

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