Accession Number : ADA622395


Title :   Experiments Toward the Application of Multi-Robot Systems to Disaster-Relief Scenarios


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Oct 2014


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Gregory, Jason ; Fink, Jonathan ; Stump, Ethan ; Twigg, Jeffrey ; Rogers, John ; Baran, David ; Fung, Nicholas ; Young, Stuart


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622395.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : We present a formal problem statement for the application of multi-robot systems to intelligence gathering in disaster-relief scenarios. The design and implementation of a system capable of performing experiments in a relevant field environment is addressed along with a suite of autonomy-enabled behaviors that support operation in a communications-limited setting. Finally, we present extensive experimental results evaluating this system.


Descriptors :   *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS , *WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS , BEHAVIOR , COLLABORATIVE TECHNIQUES , COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , COMPUTER VISION , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , FEATURE EXTRACTION , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , PATTERN RECOGNITION , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , POSITION(LOCATION) , RELIABILITY , ROBOTICS , SCENARIOS , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Escape, Rescue and Survival


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE