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Diffusion-based guidance system for autonomous agents
Author(s): John E. R. Staddon; Ioan M. Chelaru
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Paper Abstract

Search strategy is an important component of any system that uses autonomous agents to detect and neutralize mines. We describe a simple and efficient search strategy derived from research on the adaptive spatial behavior of animals. Electromagnetic sensor data are processed to obtain a discrete spatial target distribution. The target distribution is used as input for a dynamic diffusion process. The diffusion surface is used by the demining agent to optimize its spatial moves through a hill climbing technique. The agent chooses to move to the position with the highest diffusion surface value. If the same diffusion surface is available to all agents, the system can be scaled to guide an indefinite number of independent, non-interfering agents.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3390, Applications and Science of Computational Intelligence, (25 March 1998);
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John E. R. Staddon, Duke Univ. (United States)
Ioan M. Chelaru, Duke Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3390:
Applications and Science of Computational Intelligence
Steven K. Rogers; David B. Fogel; James C. Bezdek; Bruno Bosacchi, Editor(s)

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