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AutoSOS: Towards Multi-UAV Systems Supporting Maritime Search and Rescue with Lightweight AI and Edge Computing [article]

Jorge Peña Queralta, Jenni Raitoharju, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Nikolaos Passalis, Tomi Westerlund
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents the research directions of the AutoSOS project, where we work in the development of an autonomous multi-robot search and rescue assistance platform capable of sensor fusion and object  ...  The drones will autonomously reconfigure their spatial distribution to enable multi-hop communication, when a direct connection between a drone transmitting information and the vessel is unavailable.  ...  The UAVs are deployed from the rescue vessel and given an objective search area. From that point, they operate in a cooperative manner as an autonomous multi-agent system.  ... 
arXiv:2005.03409v1 fatcat:s2wy4rinwvdhlaencze5s4xite

Model-Driven Requirements for Humans-on-the-Loop Multi-UAV Missions [article]

Ankit Agrawal, Jan-Philipp Steghofer, Jane Cleland-Huang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The use of semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) to support emergency response scenarios, such as fire surveillance and search-and-rescue, has the potential for huge societal benefits  ...  the human-on-the-loop interactions for multi-UAVs missions.  ...  For example, in a multi-UAV river search-and-rescue mission, the autonomous UAV can detect a drowning person in the river utilizing the on-board AI vision models (sensing) and ask another UAV to schedule  ... 
arXiv:2009.10267v1 fatcat:mjb4fegasbdy5dw4ij7cwvoyc4

Collaborative Multi-Robot Systems for Search and Rescue: Coordination and Perception [article]

Jorge Peña Queralta, Jussi Taipalmaa, Bilge Can Pullinen, Victor Kathan Sarker, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hannu Tenhunen, Moncef Gabbouj, Jenni Raitoharju, Tomi Westerlund
2020 arXiv   pre-print
multi-robot SAR systems.  ...  In particular, multi-robot systems have the potential to significantly improve the efficiency of SAR personnel with faster search of victims, initial assessment and mapping of the environment, real-time  ...  In [53] , an autonomous multi-UAV system for localizing avalanche victims was developed.  ... 
arXiv:2008.12610v1 fatcat:hq5lqtnsoreapjm4dpgg4z5xki

Collaborative Multi-Robot Search and Rescue: Planning, Coordination, Perception and Active Vision

Jorge Pena Queralta, Jussi Taipalmaa, Bilge Can Pullinen, Victor Kathan Sarker, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hannu Tenhunen, Moncef Gabbouj, Jenni Raitoharju, Tomi Westerlund
2020 IEEE Access  
In [63] , an autonomous multi-UAV system for localizing avalanche victims was developed.  ...  While autonomous robots are being increasingly adopted for SAR missions, current levels of autonomy and safety of robotic systems only allow for full autonomy in the search part, but not for rescue, where  ...  He served as an Associate Editor and a Guest Editor of many IEEE, and international journals and a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE CASS.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3030190 fatcat:exigopjplzgfzlghxvr7s3l3di

From ERL to MBZIRC: Development of An Aerial-Ground Robotic Team for Search and Rescue [chapter]

Barbara Arbanas, Frano Petric, Ana Batinović, Marsela Polić, Ivo Vatavuk, Lovro Marković, Marko Car, Ivan Hrabar, Antun Ivanović, Stjepan Bogdan
2021 Search and Rescue Robotics [Working Title]  
In addition to the overall system specification, we outline the main algorithms for operation in such conditions: autonomous exploration of unknown environments and detection of objects of interest.  ...  We conclude the chapter with key findings and additional improvement ideas to advance the state of the art in search and rescue applications of heterogeneous robotic teams.  ...  Introduction Search and rescue (SAR) problems for collaborative multi-robot systems (MRS) have been an interesting research topic for several decades [1] [2] [3] .  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.99210 fatcat:kbq5opjy2jhepiauunjmqxqgja

A proof of concept of the in-flight launch of unmanned aerial vehicles in a search and rescue scenario

Niels Nauwynck, Haris Balta, Geert De Cubber, Hichem Sahli
Finally, the article demonstrates how the concept of a mothership and child UAV combination could be taken advantage of in the context of a search and rescue operation.  ...  The article discusses how an optimal release mechanism was developed taking into account the aerodynamics of one specific mothership and child Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This research was institutionally supported by the Royal Military Academy of Belgium and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.  ... 
doi:10.21014/acta_imeko.v8i4.681 fatcat:wbne4ihaajdslapo6rykmxhqy4

RISCuer: A Reliable Multi-UAV Search and Rescue Testbed [article]

Mohamed Abdelkader, Usman A. Fiaz, Noureddine Toumi, Mohamed A. Mabrok, Jeff S. Shamma
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We present the Robotics Intelligent Systems & Control (RISC) Lab multiagent testbed for reliable search and rescue and aerial transport in outdoor environments.  ...  The system consists of a team of three multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which are capable of autonomously searching, picking up, and transporting randomly distributed objects in an outdoor field  ...  For our case study, we tackle the challenge of an outdoor multi-UAV search and rescue and autonomous aerial transport.  ... 
arXiv:2006.06966v3 fatcat:xl6fathymva2ffmqmrynpzri74

LSAR: Multi-UAV Collaboration for Search and Rescue Missions

Ebtehal Turki Alotaibi, Shahad Saleh AlQefari, Anis Koubaa
2019 IEEE Access  
INDEX TERMS Autonomous agents, drones, search and rescue, unmanned aerial vehicles.  ...  The performance of LSAR is compared, in terms of percentage of rescued survivors and rescue and execution times, with the max-sum, auction-based, and locust-inspired approaches for multi UAV task allocation  ...  The authors surveyed and compared the performance of a set of real time multicopter algorithms, which developed autonomous multi-drone strategies for SAR after earthquakes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2912306 fatcat:ii73wvwdevacfhccs4gfch7jpy

SENEKA - sensor network with mobile robots for disaster management

Helge-Bjorn Kuntze, Christian W. Frey, Igor Tchouchenkov, Barbara Staehle, Erich Rome, Kai Pfeiffer, Andreas Wenzel, Jurgen Wollenstein
2012 2012 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST)  
The objective of the SENEKA concept is to network the various robots and sensor systems used by first responders in order to make the search for victims and survivors more quick and efficient.  ...  Hence, robot-supported systems are increasingly used to support and accelerate search operations.  ...  AUTONOMOUS SENSOR NODES Autonomous miniaturized and energy-efficient sensors and multi-sensor probes are an important addition to the sensors that are permanently carried by UGVs and UAVs.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ths.2012.6459883 fatcat:543eq3prlbhe3nud4h4cqbbf2e

Autonomous transportation and deployment with aerial robots for search and rescue missions

Markus Bernard, Konstantin Kondak, Ivan Maza, Anibal Ollero
2011 Journal of Field Robotics  
It is generally accepted that systems composed of multiple aerial robots with autonomous cooperation capabilities can assist responders in many search and rescue (SAR) scenarios.  ...  The joint transportation of a load by several ground robots has been an active subject of research and development for many years.  ...  supplies required for victims in search and rescue operations).  ... 
doi:10.1002/rob.20401 fatcat:zc4ryoijvze6vkcdkvv2mhqv2u

UAV for Surveillance and Environmental Monitoring

Sajal Sharma, Ankit Muley, Rajesh Singh, Anita Gehlot
2016 Indian Journal of Science and Technology  
An unmanned aerial vehicle is an aircraft with its crew removed and replaced by a computer system and radio link.  ...  This paper describes the use of a multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle which includes a system for real time video transfer, temperature sensing and also a smoke detecting unit.  ...  To do so we can plan a flight around a particular area whose parameters are required 12 . • Search and rescue operations: Having a bird's eye view for search and rescue operations can save valuable time  ... 
doi:10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i43/104396 fatcat:5rwmdbdtqvemfcppkvsf7huspa

In-Flight Launch Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Niels Nauwynck, Haris Balta, Geert De Cubber, Hichem Sahli
2018 Zenodo  
Finally, the paper will show how the concept of a mothership UAV + child UAV combination could be usefully taken into advantage in the context of a search and rescue operation.  ...  The paper will discuss how an optimal release mechanism was developed, taking into account the aerodynamics of one specific mother and child UAV.  ...  that can then be used for close-to-ground search and rescue missions.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1462605 fatcat:scgpuvy3tnbypgebyj2o5tlzha

Multipurpose UAV for search and rescue operations in mountain avalanche events

Mario Silvagni, Andrea Tonoli, Enrico Zenerino, Marcello Chiaberge
2016 Geomatics, Natural Hazards & Risk  
body; camera (visible and thermal) for search and rescue of missing persons on snow and in woods during the day or night; payload deployment to drop emergency kits or specific explosive cartridge for  ...  This paper presents a multipurpose UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) for mountain rescue operations.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank PROS3, the UAV manufacturer, for the support during developing and in fieldtesting.  ... 
doi:10.1080/19475705.2016.1238852 fatcat:7nn32uce3vfqlczhmjnfsubdvm

UWB-Based Localization for Multi-UAV Systems and Collaborative Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems

Wang Shule, Carmen Martínez Almansa, Jorge Peña Queralta, Zhuo Zou, Tomi Westerlund
2020 Procedia Computer Science  
We present the first survey of UWB-based localization focused on multi-UAV systems and heterogeneous multi-robot systems.  ...  We present the first survey of UWB-based localization focused on multi-UAV systems and heterogeneous multi-robot systems.  ...  Platform for Neuromorphic and AI SoC, and in part by the Shanghai Research and Innovation Functional Program under Grant 17DZ2260900.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2020.07.051 fatcat:zsieihxsqvg2lc7ukaw35hftxq

A Review On Marine Search And Rescue Operations Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

S. P. Yeong, L. M. King, S. S. Dol
2015 Zenodo  
There have been rigorous research and development of unmanned aerial vehicles in the field of search and rescue (SAR) operation recently.  ...  Projects that integrate UAV technology into their systems are introduced to highlight the great advantages and capabilities of UAVs.  ...  An expert guidance system for UAVs marine rescue missions is also proposed using Artificial Neuronal Networks [4] .  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1107671 fatcat:ti272jxdbbagpaarwmj6zqsb5i
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