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Combining Exploration and Ad-Hoc Networking in RoboCup Rescue [chapter]

Martijn N. Rooker, Andreas Birk
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Final Version @INCOLLECTION{commexlpore_rcup04, AUTHOR = {Rooker, Martijn N. and Birk, Andreas}, TITLE = {Combining Exploration and Ad-Hoc Networking in RoboCup Rescue}, BOOKTITLE = {{RoboCup} 2004: Robot  ...  In many applications like for example rescue missions there are two crucial tasks for the robots. First, they have to efficiently and exhaustively explore the environment.  ...  The concept of ad-hoc networks is applied in different approaches in exploration.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-32256-6_19 fatcat:ymn65phqpba7hfkr3ccovk3tau

Multi-Robot Systems: Extending RoboCup Small-Size Architecture with Local Vision and Ad-Hoc Networking

Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Luis Martinez-Gomez, Juan Pablo Francois, Alejandro Levin-Pick, Katia Obraczka, Jay Boice
2006 2006 IEEE 3rd Latin American Robotics Symposium  
To this end, we have been developing a local vision wireless ad-hoc network architecture that will make it possible for robots to cooperate in carrying out tasks such as disaster recovery and emergency  ...  We present results from initial robot experimentation using ad-hoc networking while discussing future work.  ...  ad-hoc networking.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lars.2006.334328 fatcat:7hwob6d5x5gqbgx3drsfszf2bi

Weighted synergy graphs for effective team formation with heterogeneous ad hoc agents

Somchaya Liemhetcharat, Manuela Veloso
2014 Artificial Intelligence  
We show our approach in a rich ad hoc team formation problem capturing a rescue domain, namely the RoboCup Rescue domain, where simulated robots rescue civilians and put out fires in a simulated urban  ...  ., as in ad hoc teams, and where team performance goes beyond single-agent capabilities and depends on the specific synergy among agents.  ...  The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of any sponsoring institution  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.artint.2013.12.002 fatcat:nrxh7zfidjhtlnadawnvxmlxty

Communicative Exploration with Robot Packs [chapter]

Martijn N. Rooker, Andreas Birk
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Exploration is a core challenge for RoboCup Rescue.  ...  The new strategy constantly maintains the communication between the robots while exploring, whereas the commonly used frontier-based exploration strategy, which is used in the experiments as comparison  ...  We extend the frontier-based exploration such that exploration takes place while the robots maintain a distributed network structure which keeps them in contact with each other through ad-hoc networking  ... 
doi:10.1007/11780519_24 fatcat:tdnjw6nmx5bvjotbh5b3gsjsnq

Augmented autonomy: Improving human-robot team performance in Urban search and rescue

Y. Nevatia, T. Stoyanov, R. Rathnam, M. Pfingsthorn, S. Markov, R. Ambrus, A. Birk
2008 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
In this preliminary study we demonstrate the effectiveness of the system as a whole and the intuitive interface in particular.  ...  We present an integrated system for semiautonomous cooperative exploration, augmented by an intuitive user interface for efficient human supervision and control.  ...  In appreciation of the benefactors and to further promote the university's unique profile in higher education and research, the boards of IUB have decided to change the university's name to Jacobs University  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2008.4651034 dblp:conf/iros/NevatiaSRPMAB08 fatcat:7iu4uts52neb5f4lgqcopu7jnm

Adoption of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networking Protocols by Networked Robots

Wim Vandenberghe, Ingrid Moerman, Piet Demeester
2012 Wireless personal communications  
In a large amount of published studies, the robots are equipped with IEEE 802.11 technology, in combination with an existing Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) protocol.  ...  This is in sharp contrast with the domain of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET).  ...  Therefore it is advised to combine the chosen ad hoc networking protocol with some of these available control algorithms, and analyze which combinations performs best.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11277-012-0598-2 fatcat:6olcfuic3jg7rgjau4cefw5joa

Multi-Agent Systems for Search and Rescue Applications

Daniel S. Drew
2021 Current Robotics Reports  
Ad hoc mesh networking has achieved reliability suitable for safety-critical applications and may be a partial solution for communication.  ...  Multi-robot search and rescue . Swarm search and rescue .  ...  Declarations Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43154-021-00048-3 fatcat:vluqs6xhzreyhgs4a54jvrhd2q

The AROUND project: Adapting robotic disaster response to developing countries

Alain Boucher, Richard Canal, Thanh-Quang Chu, Alexis Drogoul, Benoit Gaudou, Van Tuan Le, Victor Moraru, Nhu Van Nguyen, Quang Anh Nguyen Vu, Patrick Taillandier, Francois Sempe, Serge Stinckwich
2009 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security & Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2009)  
This paper outlines the research performed in the AROUND (Autonomous Robots for Observation of Urban Networks after Disasters) project.  ...  The global climate change induces an increase, in terms of frequency and devastating power, of natural disasters (particularly in developing countries).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT Many persons have been involved with the authors in the AROUND research project.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ssrr.2009.5424156 fatcat:vokkdfx2qvagbouoptr6uf6l3u

Exploiting Spatial Locality and Heterogeneity of Agents for Search and Rescue Teamwork*

James Parker, Ernesto Nunes, Julio Godoy, Maria Gini
2015 Journal of Field Robotics  
Our algorithms are tested in city-scale disaster simulations using the RoboCup Rescue simulator.  ...  We propose coordination mechanisms for multiple heterogeneous physical agents that operate in city-scale disaster scenarios, where they need to find and rescue people and extinguish fires.  ...  While ad-hoc teams have been explored in other domains, to the best of our knowledge they have not yet been extended to RoboCup Rescue, where they could be advantageous due to the dynamic way in which  ... 
doi:10.1002/rob.21601 fatcat:nhqkmg6cincgnofx7kubsha2fi

CERO: CE RObots community

P. Ibach, N. Milanovic, J. Richling, V. Stantchev, A. Wiesner, M. Malek
2005 IEE Proceedings - Software  
To demonstrate feasibility we have developed the CERO Framework for ad hoc cooperation in robots communities employing a service-oriented architecture with the main building blocks: ad hoc networking for  ...  We focus on an open and extendable distributed robotics system, which in contrast to most existing proprietary robotics systems, supports cost-effective integration and assembly of components while providing  ...  Combining Network Flooding and Position-based Routing There are two basic ways to perform ad hoc routing: network flooding and position based routing.  ... 
doi:10.1049/ip-sen:20045023 fatcat:2a4ppf7gw5drvbl3fq3qkmc24m

Three years of the RoboCup standard platform league drop-in player competition

Katie Genter, Tim Laue, Peter Stone
2016 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
Applications to ad hoc teamwork research The Drop-in Player Competition was created to introduce the RoboCup community to ad hoc teamwork and take ad hoc teamwork research from individual labs to a large-scale  ...  Section 2 describes the SPL as a RoboCup league and introduces the concept of ad hoc teamwork.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-016-9353-5 fatcat:ktrd4y5owbcpxmyeze24tr3fvu

RoboCup@Home : Analysis and results of evolving competitions for domestic and service robots

Luca Iocchi, Dirk Holz, Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Komei Sugiura, Tijn van der Zant
2015 Artificial Intelligence  
Indeed, with this competition setting, it is difficult to implement specific ad-hoc systems to individually solve each task.  ...  RoboCup@Home is a competition where domestic and service robots perform several tasks in a home environment, interacting with people and with the environment in a natural way.  ...  RoboCup soccer 2D 11 and RoboCup Rescue Agents Simulation 12 are in the second category.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.artint.2015.08.002 fatcat:tfzepm2urza5vmnsjumqmnoz3y

MM-ulator: Towards a Common Evaluation Platform for Mixed Mode Environments [chapter]

Matthias Kropff, Christian Reinl, Kim Listmann, Karen Petersen, Katayon Radkhah, Faisal Karim Shaikh, Arthur Herzog, Armin Strobel, Daniel Jacobi, Oskar von Stryk
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
in a modular and scalable way.  ...  In the context of MMEs, we discuss existing solutions and highlight the synergetic benefits of a common evaluation tool.  ...  The authors thank Johannes Meyer, Paul Schnitzspan, Mykhaylo Andriluka, Martin Friedmann, and Abdelmajid Khelil for helpful discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-89076-8_8 fatcat:qd2wrkgv4rdbdlnyryrxb2wcly

Multi-robot exploration for search and rescue missions: A report of map building in RoboCupRescue 2009

Keiji Nagatani, Yoshito Okada, Naoki Tokunaga, Kazuya Yoshida, Seiga Kiribayashi, Kazunori Ohno, Eijiro Takeuchi, Satoshi Tadokoro, Hidehisa Akiyama, Itsuki Noda, Tomoaki Yoshida, Eiji Koyanagi
2009 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security & Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2009)  
Mobile robots may be able to aid rescue crews in dangerous environments during search and rescue missions after natural or man-made disasters.  ...  In this paper, we introduce our mapping system and report the results from the RoboCupRescue competition.  ...  In 2001, RoboCupRescue league (real robot league and simulation league) was added to RoboCup for boosting the research in the field of search and rescue robotics [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/ssrr.2009.5424148 fatcat:jaayxih3mvhmnfetklsjoti35m

Including communication success in the estimation of information gain for multi-robot exploration

Arnoud Visser, Bayu A. Slamet
2008 2008 6th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks and Workshops  
The challenge faced by the robot team is to coordinate their actions such that they efficiently explore the environment in their search for victims.  ...  This article investigates the effect of incorporating knowledge about the communication possibilities in an exploration algorithm used to map an unknown environment.  ...  INTRODUCTION This paper 1 will investigate the influence of a limited communication distance on a multi-robot exploration approach that was designed with the disaster sites of the RoboCup Rescue Competitions  ... 
doi:10.1109/wiopt.2008.4586160 dblp:conf/wiopt/VisserS08 fatcat:xascvkrctjdtrj2tersmel7uem
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