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Dynamic, cooperative multi-robot patrolling with a team of UAVs
Author(s): Charles E. Pippin; Henrik Christensen; Lora Weiss
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Paper Abstract

The multi-robot patrolling task has practical relevance in surveillance, search and rescue, and security appli- cations. In this task, a team of robots must repeatedly visit areas in the environment, minimizing the time in-between visits to each. A team of robots can perform this task efficiently; however, challenges remain related to team formation and task assignment. This paper presents an approach for monitoring patrolling performance and dynamically adjusting the task assignment function based on observations of teammate performance. Experimental results are presented from realistic simulations of a cooperative patrolling scenario, using a team of UAVs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8741, Unmanned Systems Technology XV, 874103 (17 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014978
Show Author Affiliations
Charles E. Pippin, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Henrik Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Lora Weiss, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8741:
Unmanned Systems Technology XV
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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