MULTI-ROBOT DEPLOYMENT FOR WILDERNESS SEARCH AND RESCUE

Ashish Macwan, Julio Vilela, Goldie Nejat, and Beno Benhabib

Keywords

Wilderness search and rescue, multirobot coordination, autonomousdeployment

Abstract

This paper presents an effective methodology for the optimal deployment of multi-robot teams for autonomous wilderness search and rescue. The proposed methodology is based on the unique concept of iso-probability curves. These curves define the probabilistic boundaries of multiple possible regions, where the target is likely to be present at any given time. The deployment strategy determines the optimal set of iso-curves, as well as the distribution of robots on these curves. Deployment is invoked repeatedly as the search progresses.

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