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Distributed Search and Rescue with Robot and Sensor Teams

George A. Kantor, Sanjiv Singh, R. Peterson, Daniela Rus, A. Das, V. Kumar, G. Pereira and J. Spletzer
Carnegie Mellon University, The 4th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, July, 2003

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Abstract

Abstract. We develop a network of distributed mobile sensor systems as a solution to the emergency response problem. The mobile sensors are inside a building and they form a connected ad-hoc network. We discuss cooperative localization algorithms for these nodes. The sensors collect temperature data and run a distributed algorithm to assemble a temperature gradient. The mobile nodes are controlled to navigate using this temperature gradient. We also discuss how such networks can assist human users to find an exit. We have conducted an experiment at a facility used to train firefighters in order to understand the environment and to test component technology. Results from experiments at this facility as well as simulations are presented here.

BibTeX Reference
@conference{Kantor-2003-8705,
title = {Distributed Search and Rescue with Robot and Sensor Teams},
author = {George A. Kantor and Sanjiv Singh and R. Peterson and Daniela Rus and A. Das and V. Kumar and G. Pereira and J. Spletzer},
booktitle = {The 4th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics},
school = {Robotics Institute , Carnegie Mellon University},
month = {July},
year = {2003},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
}
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