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Multi Robot Exploration for Environmental Monitoring

Multi Robot Exploration for Environmental Monitoring Book
Author : Kshitij Tiwari,Nak-Young Chong
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-11
ISBN : 0128176075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Multi-robot Exploration for Environmental Monitoring: The Resource Constrained Perspective provides readers with the necessary robotics and mathematical tools required to realize the correct architecture. The architecture discussed in the book is not confined to environment monitoring, but can also be extended to search-and-rescue, border patrolling, crowd management and related applications. Several law enforcement agencies have already started to deploy UAVs, but instead of using teleoperated UAVs this book proposes methods to fully automate surveillance missions. Similarly, several government agencies like the US-EPA can benefit from this book by automating the process. Several challenges when deploying such models in real missions are addressed and solved, thus laying stepping stones towards realizing the architecture proposed. This book will be a great resource for graduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, Machine Learning and Mechatronics. Analyzes the constant conflict between machine learning models and robot resources Presents a novel range estimation framework tested on real robots (custom built and commercially available)

Multi robot Exploration for Environmental Monitoring

Multi robot Exploration for Environmental Monitoring Book
Author : Kshitij Tiwari,Nak Young Chong
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-11-29
ISBN : 0128176083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Multi-robot Exploration for Environmental Monitoring: The Resource Constrained Perspective provides readers with the necessary robotics and mathematical tools required to realize the correct architecture. The architecture discussed in the book is not confined to environment monitoring, but can also be extended to search-and-rescue, border patrolling, crowd management and related applications. Several law enforcement agencies have already started to deploy UAVs, but instead of using teleoperated UAVs this book proposes methods to fully automate surveillance missions. Similarly, several government agencies like the US-EPA can benefit from this book by automating the process. Several challenges when deploying such models in real missions are addressed and solved, thus laying stepping stones towards realizing the architecture proposed. This book will be a great resource for graduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, Machine Learning and Mechatronics. Analyzes the constant conflict between machine learning models and robot resources Presents a novel range estimation framework tested on real robots (custom built and commercially available)

Multi Robot and Swarm Olfactory Search

Multi Robot and Swarm Olfactory Search Book
Author : Ali Marjovi
Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9783659423963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Searching for olfactory targets with mobile robots has received much attention in the recent years due to its applications in chemical leak detection, environmental monitoring, pollution monitoring, inspection of landfills, and search and rescue operations. This thesis aims to address the problem of searching for olfactory targets with a group of mobile robots. A group of robots with on-board sensors can actually form a mobile sensor network, so they can cover larger area in a shorter time and they show better performance in several scenarios in comparison to a single robot. Two types of robotic groups are considered in this thesis; "multi-robot systems" and "swarm robotic systems." For each of these systems a certain objective is defined to address several challenges in robotic olfactory search. "Olfactory search and exploration with multiple robots in structured unknown environments" and "swarm robotics olfactory search in unstructured unknown environments" are the two defined objectives of this thesis. In both objectives, the problem of "odor plume finding" that is the first step to localize odor sources is considered as the main problem.

Multi robot Active Information Gathering Using Random Finite Sets

Multi robot Active Information Gathering Using Random Finite Sets Book
Author : Philip Mayotte Dames
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many tasks in the modern world involve collecting information, such as infrastructure inspection, security and surveillance, environmental monitoring, and search and rescue. All of these tasks involve searching an environment to detect, localize, and track objects of interest, such as damage to roadways, suspicious packages, plant species, or victims of a natural disaster. In any of these tasks the number of objects of interest is often not known at the onset of exploration. Teams of robots can automate these often dull, dirty, or dangerous tasks to decrease costs and improve speed and safety. This dissertation addresses the problem of automating data collection processes, so that a team of mobile sensor platforms is able to explore an environment to determine the number of objects of interest and their locations. In real-world scenarios, robots may fail to detect objects within the field of view, receive false positive measurements to clutter objects, and be unable to disambiguate true objects. This makes data association, i.e., matching individual measurements to targets, difficult. To account for this, we utilize filtering algorithms based on random finite sets to simultaneously estimate the number of objects and their locations within the environment without the need to explicitly consider data association. Using the resulting estimates they receive, robots choose actions that maximize the mutual information between the set of targets and the binary events of receiving no detections. This effectively hedges against uninformative actions and leads to a closed form equation to compute mutual information, allowing the robot team to plan over a long time horizon. The robots either communicate with a central agent, which performs the estimation and control computations, or act in a decentralized manner. Our extensive hardware and simulated experiments validate the unified estimation and control framework, using robots with a wide variety of mobility and sensing capabilities to showcase the broad applicability of the framework.

New Perspectives on Enterprise Decision Making Applying Artificial Intelligence Techniques

New Perspectives on Enterprise Decision Making Applying Artificial Intelligence Techniques Book
Author : Julian Andres Zapata-Cortes
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-07-30
ISBN : 3030711153
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download New Perspectives on Enterprise Decision Making Applying Artificial Intelligence Techniques book written by Julian Andres Zapata-Cortes, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Swarm Robotics A Formal Approach

Swarm Robotics  A Formal Approach Book
Author : Heiko Hamann
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-02-10
ISBN : 331974528X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an introduction to Swarm Robotics, which is the application of methods from swarm intelligence to robotics. It goes on to present methods that allow readers to understand how to design large-scale robot systems by going through many example scenarios on topics such as aggregation, coordinated motion (flocking), task allocation, self-assembly, collective construction, and environmental monitoring. The author explains the methodology behind building multiple, simple robots and how the complexity emerges from the multiple interactions between these robots such that they are able to solve difficult tasks. The book can be used as a short textbook for specialized courses or as an introduction to Swarm Robotics for graduate students, researchers, and professionals who want a concise introduction to the field.

Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks 2015

Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks 2015 Book
Author : Anis Koubâa,J.Ramiro Martínez-de Dios
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-05-18
ISBN : 3319182994
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book compiles some of the latest research in cooperation between robots and sensor networks. Structured in twelve chapters, this book addresses fundamental, theoretical, implementation and experimentation issues. The chapters are organized into four parts namely multi-robots systems, data fusion and localization, security and dependability, and mobility.

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems Book
Author : Roderich Groß,Andreas Kolling,Spring Berman,Emilio Frazzoli,Alcherio Martinoli,Fumitoshi Matsuno,Melvin Gauci
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-03-13
ISBN : 3319730088
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Distributed robotics is an interdisciplinary and rapidly growing area, combining research in computer science, communication and control systems, and electrical and mechanical engineering. Distributed robotic systems can autonomously solve complex problems while operating in highly unstructured real-world environments. They are expected to play a major role in addressing future societal needs, for example, by improving environmental impact assessment, food supply, transportation, manufacturing, security, and emergency and rescue services. The goal of the International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) is to provide a forum for scientific advances in the theory and practice of distributed autonomous robotic systems. This volume of proceedings include 47 original contributions presented at the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2016), which was held at the Natural History Museum in London, UK, from November 7th to 9th, 2016. The selected papers in this volume are authored by leading researchers from around the world, thereby providing a broad coverage and perspective of the state-of-the-art technologies, algorithms, system architectures, and applications in distributed robotic systems. The book is organized into seven parts, representative of critical long-term and emerging research thrusts in the multi-robot community: Distributed Coverage and Exploration; Multi-Robot Control; Multi-Robot Estimation; Multi-Robot Planning; Modular Robots and Smart Materials; Swarm Robotics; and Multi-Robot Systems in Applications.

Innovations in Defence Support Systems 3

Innovations in Defence Support Systems  3 Book
Author : Paolo Remagnino,Dorothy N. Monekosso,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-03-04
ISBN : 3642182771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a continuation of our previous volumes on Innovations in Defence Support Systems. This book includes a sample of recent advances in intelligent monitoring. The contributions include: · Data fusion in modern surveillance · Distributed intelligent surveillance systems modeling for performance evaluation · Incremental learning on trajectory clustering · Pedestrian speed profiles from video sequence · System-wide tracking of individuals · A scalable approach based on normality components for intelligent surveillance · Distributed camera overlap estimation · Multi-robot team for environmental monitoring The book is directed to the security experts, engineers, scientists, students and professors who are interested in intelligent monitoring.

Autonomous Mobile Robots

Autonomous Mobile Robots Book
Author : Frank L. Lewis,Shuzhi Sam Ge
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-10-03
ISBN : 1351837117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It has long been the goal of engineers to develop tools that enhance our ability to do work, increase our quality of life, or perform tasks that are either beyond our ability, too hazardous, or too tedious to be left to human efforts. Autonomous mobile robots are the culmination of decades of research and development, and their potential is seemingly unlimited. Roadmap to the Future Serving as the first comprehensive reference on this interdisciplinary technology, Autonomous Mobile Robots: Sensing, Control, Decision Making, and Applications authoritatively addresses the theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of the field. The book examines in detail the key components that form an autonomous mobile robot, from sensors and sensor fusion to modeling and control, map building and path planning, and decision making and autonomy, and to the final integration of these components for diversified applications. Trusted Guidance A duo of accomplished experts leads a team of renowned international researchers and professionals who provide detailed technical reviews and the latest solutions to a variety of important problems. They share hard-won insight into the practical implementation and integration issues involved in developing autonomous and open robotic systems, along with in-depth examples, current and future applications, and extensive illustrations. For anyone involved in researching, designing, or deploying autonomous robotic systems, Autonomous Mobile Robots is the perfect resource.

Recent Algorithms and Applications in Swarm Intelligence Research

Recent Algorithms and Applications in Swarm Intelligence Research Book
Author : Shi, Yuhui
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2012-11-30
ISBN : 1466624809
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Advancements in the nature-inspired swarm intelligence algorithms continue to be useful in solving complicated problems in nonlinear, non-differentiable, and un-continuous functions as well as being applied to solve real-world applications. Recent Algorithms and Applications in Swarm Intelligence Research highlights the current research on swarm intelligence algorithms and its applications. Including research and survey and application papers, this book serves as a platform for students and scholars interested in achieving their studies on swarm intelligence algorithms and their applications.

Interactive Collaborative Robotics

Interactive Collaborative Robotics Book
Author : Andrey Ronzhin,Gerhard Rigoll,Roman Meshcheryakov
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-08-15
ISBN : 3319439553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book constitutes the proceedings of the First International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Robotics, ICR 2016, held in Budapest, Hungary, in August 2016.The 29 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions.

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems Book
Author : Yue Wang,Eloy Garcia,Fumin Zhang,David Casbeer
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-05-08
ISBN : 1119266122
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive review of the state of the art in the control of multi-agent systems theory and applications The superiority of multi-agent systems over single agents for the control of unmanned air, water and ground vehicles has been clearly demonstrated in a wide range of application areas. Their large-scale spatial distribution, robustness, high scalability and low cost enable multi-agent systems to achieve tasks that could not successfully be performed by even the most sophisticated single agent systems. Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications provides a wide-ranging review of the latest developments in the cooperative control of multi-agent systems theory and applications. The applications described are mainly in the areas of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). Throughout, the authors link basic theory to multi-agent cooperative control practice — illustrated within the context of highly-realistic scenarios of high-level missions — without losing site of the mathematical background needed to provide performance guarantees under general working conditions. Many of the problems and solutions considered involve combinations of both types of vehicles. Topics explored include target assignment, target tracking, consensus, stochastic game theory-based framework, event-triggered control, topology design and identification, coordination under uncertainty and coverage control. Establishes a bridge between fundamental cooperative control theory and specific problems of interest in a wide range of applications areas Includes example applications from the fields of space exploration, radiation shielding, site clearance, tracking/classification, surveillance, search-and-rescue and more Features detailed presentations of specific algorithms and application frameworks with relevant commercial and military applications Provides a comprehensive look at the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field, while offering informed speculation on future directions for collective control systems The use of multi-agent system technologies in both everyday commercial use and national defense is certain to increase tremendously in the years ahead, making this book a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, and applied mathematicians working in systems and controls, as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in those areas.

Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Advances in Artificial Intelligence Book
Author : Atefeh Farzindar,Vlado Keselj
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-05-20
ISBN : 3642130585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 23rd Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2010, held in Ottawa, Canada, in May/June 2010. The 22 revised full papers presented together with 26 revised short papers, 12 papers from the graduate student symposium and the abstracts of 3 keynote presentations were carefully reviewed and selected from 90 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on text classification; text summarization and IR; reasoning and e-commerce; probabilistic machine learning; neural networks and swarm optimization; machine learning and data mining; natural language processing; text analytics; reasoning and planning; e-commerce; semantic web; machine learning; and data mining.

Control of Multiple Robots Using Vision Sensors

Control of Multiple Robots Using Vision Sensors Book
Author : Miguel Aranda,Gonzalo López-Nicolás,Carlos Sagüés
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-05-11
ISBN : 3319578286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This monograph introduces novel methods for the control and navigation of mobile robots using multiple-1-d-view models obtained from omni-directional cameras. This approach overcomes field-of-view and robustness limitations, simultaneously enhancing accuracy and simplifying application on real platforms. The authors also address coordinated motion tasks for multiple robots, exploring different system architectures, particularly the use of multiple aerial cameras in driving robot formations on the ground. Again, this has benefits of simplicity, scalability and flexibility. Coverage includes details of: a method for visual robot homing based on a memory of omni-directional images; a novel vision-based pose stabilization methodology for non-holonomic ground robots based on sinusoidal-varying control inputs; an algorithm to recover a generic motion between two 1-d views and which does not require a third view; a novel multi-robot setup where multiple camera-carrying unmanned aerial vehicles are used to observe and control a formation of ground mobile robots; and three coordinate-free methods for decentralized mobile robot formation stabilization. The performance of the different methods is evaluated both in simulation and experimentally with real robotic platforms and vision sensors. Control of Multiple Robots Using Vision Sensors will serve both academic researchers studying visual control of single and multiple robots and robotics engineers seeking to design control systems based on visual sensors.

Multi Robot Systems

Multi Robot Systems Book
Author : Toshiyuki Yasuda
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2011-01-30
ISBN : 9533074256
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a collection of 29 excellent works and comprised of three sections: task oriented approach, bio inspired approach, and modeling/design. In the first section, applications on formation, localization/mapping, and planning are introduced. The second section is on behavior-based approach by means of artificial intelligence techniques. The last section includes research articles on development of architectures and control systems.

Simulation Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots

Simulation  Modeling  and Programming for Autonomous Robots Book
Author : Noriako Ando,Stephen Balakirsky,Thomas Hemker,Monica Reggiani,Oskar von Stryk
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-11-05
ISBN : 3642173187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Why are the many highly capable autonomous robots that have been promised for novel applications driven by society, industry, and research not available - day despite the tremendous progress in robotics science and systems achieved during the last decades? Unfortunately, steady improvements in speci?c robot abilities and robot hardware have not been matched by corresponding robot performance in real world environments. This is mainly due to the lack of - vancements in robot software that master the development of robotic systems of ever increasing complexity. In addition, fundamental open problems are still awaiting sound answers while the development of new robotics applications s- fersfromthelackofwidelyusedtools,libraries,andalgorithmsthataredesigned in a modular and performant manner with standardized interfaces. Simulation environments are playing a major role not only in reducing development time and cost, e. g. , by systematic software- or hardware-in-the-loop testing of robot performance, but also in exploring new types of robots and applications. H- ever,their use may still be regardedwith skepticism. Seamless migrationof code using robot simulators to real-world systems is still a rare circumstance, due to the complexity of robot, world, sensor, and actuator modeling. These challenges drive the quest for the next generation of methodologies and tools for robot development. The objective of the International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and ProgrammingforAutonomous Robots (SIMPAR) is to o?er a unique forum for these topics and to bring together researchersfrom academia and industry to identify and solve the key issues necessary to ease the development of increasingly complex robot software.

Rapid Automation Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Rapid Automation  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2019-03-01
ISBN : 1522580611
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Through expanded intelligence, the use of robotics has fundamentally transformed the business industry. Providing successful techniques in robotic design allows for increased autonomous mobility, which leads to a greater productivity and production level. Rapid Automation: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides innovative insights into the state-of-the-art technologies in the design and development of robotics and their real-world applications in business processes. Highlighting a range of topics such as workflow automation tools, human-computer interaction, and swarm robotics, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for computer engineers, business managers, robotic developers, business and IT professionals, academicians, and researchers.