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Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicle Teams: Recent Work and Open Problems [chapter]

Steven L. Waslander
2013 Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering  
improvements in ability to search for and track targets, to inspect infrastructure, to persistently perform surveillance, and to map 3D environments.  ...  This chapter surveys recent efforts in unmanned air vehicle (UAV)/unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) team coordination and presents a description of open problems that remain to enable the many applications  ...  In [27] , the benefit to path planning is investigated if an aerial scout is able to provide a 2D occupancy grid map of the environment in advance of the planning phase for ground vehicle motion.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-4-431-54276-6_2 fatcat:dlmvhngytzbr3ca3fcqcuizvkm

Mobile Wireless Rechargeable UAV Networks: Challenges and Solutions [article]

Yuntao Wang, Zhou Su, Ning Zhang, Ruidong Li
2022 arXiv   pre-print
In this article, we present a comprehensive study of vehicle-assisted wireless rechargeable UAV networks (VWUNs) to promote on-demand, secure, and efficient UAV recharging services.  ...  We then propose a secure and privacy-preserving VWUN framework for UAVs and ground vehicles based on differential privacy (DP).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This work was supported in part by NSFC (nos. U20A20175, U1808207), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 19H04105.  ... 
arXiv:2203.13139v1 fatcat:5qq2mhehujfzbku27mvzggazaq

Towards an Ontology for Autonomous Robots

Liam Paull, Gaetan Severac, Guilherme V. Raffo, Julian Mauricio Angel, Harold Boley, Phillip J Durst, Wendell Gray, Maki Habib, Bao Nguyen, S. Veera Ragavan, Sajad Saeedi G., Ricardo Sanz (+4 others)
2012 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
For autonomous systems, the focus is on the cooperation, coordination, and communication of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles  ...  The ontologies serve as a framework for working out concepts of employment with multiple vehicles for a variety of operational scenarios with emphasis on collaborative and cooperative missions.  ...  Our thanks must also go to Francesco Amigoni, Emilio Miguelanez, Craig Schlenoff, Edson Prestes, Raj Madhavan and other members of the IEEE RAS Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Working Group for  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2012.6386119 dblp:conf/iros/PaullSRABDGHNRGSSSTL12 fatcat:qwcfhlfeurhktfx6g72majlurm

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
SAR operations encompass a wide variety of environments and situations, and therefore heterogeneous and collaborative multi-robot systems can provide the most advantages.  ...  Furthermore, we put these algorithms in the context of the different challenges and constraints that various types of robots (ground, aerial, surface or underwater) encounter in different SAR environments  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This research work is supported by the Academy of Finland's AutoSOS project (Grant No. 328755).  ... 
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  
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This research work is supported by the Academy of Finland's AutoSOS project (Grant No. 328755).  ...  For instance, in [152] , the authors describe path planning techniques for rescue vessels in flooded urban environments, where many of the limitations of urban navigation are added to the already limited  ...  For instance, in [139] , Xie et al. presented a path planning algorithm for UAVs covering disjoint convex regions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3030190 fatcat:exigopjplzgfzlghxvr7s3l3di

Cooperative Robots to Observe Moving Targets: Review

Asif Khan, Bernhard Rinner, Andrea Cavallaro
2018 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics  
The deployment of multiple robots for achieving a common goal helps to improve the performance, efficiency and/or robustness in a variety of tasks.  ...  This paper reviews control techniques for cooperative mobile robots monitoring multiple targets.  ...  Optimal circular paths can also be designed for fixed-wing, high altitude UAVs to increase the observations of targets in densely populated urban areas [40] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcyb.2016.2628161 pmid:27925600 fatcat:ty5l2nvzjvgehojzt44lyio2hm

Land, sea, and air unmanned systems research and development at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Hoa G. Nguyen, Robin Laird, Greg Kogut, John Andrews, Barbara Fletcher, Todd Webber, Rich Arrieta, H. R. Everett, Grant R. Gerhart, Douglas W. Gage, Charles M. Shoemaker
2009 Unmanned Systems Technology XI  
In the air, we are addressing cooperative behaviors between UGVs and small vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).  ...  Technology thrusts include improving robotic intelligence and functionality, autonomous navigation and world modeling in urban environments, extended operational range of small teleoperated UGVs, enhanced  ...  SSC Pacific is developing core technologies required for robust USV operation in a real-world environment, primarily focusing on autonomous navigation, obstacle avoidance (OA), and path planning. 19,  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.818994 fatcat:5sxmhxuffbgbphkdq6dexcidnm

The Multiple Unmanned Air Vehicle Persistent Surveillance Problem: A Review

Nikhil Nigam
2014 Machines  
The intent of this paper is to thoroughly review the persistent surveillance problem, with particular focus on multiple Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), and present some of our own work in this area.  ...  In particular, there has been a rising interest in control of multiple vehicles for reasons such as increase in system reliability, robustness, and efficiency, with a possible reduction in cost.  ...  We also thank the authors of several papers cited here for all the clarifications required to understand their contributions. Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/machines2010013 fatcat:ydi6tcjbnvghbd4ywxghk7avbu

Table of contents

2021 IEEE Internet of Things Journal  
Ji 4893 Cooperative Path Planning of UAVs & UGVs for a Persistent Surveillance Task in Urban Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ...  Benini 4433 DCNN-GA: A Deep Neural Net Architecture for Navigation of UAV in Indoor Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ... 
doi:10.1109/jiot.2021.3060607 fatcat:veucgc5syvbijd5vcgt5dvhb3m

Review: Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as Mobile Sensing Platforms (MSPs) for Disaster Response, Civil Security and Public Safety

Hanno Hildmann, Ernö Kovacs
2019 Drones  
The use of UAVs in areas ranging from agriculture over urban services to entertainment or simply as a hobby has rapidly grown over the last years.  ...  We discuss a number of challenges related to the deployment of UAVs in general and to their deployment within the identified application areas in particular.  ...  optimum hovering locations for multiple drones [61] , an off-line path planning algorithm for heterogeneous UAV swarm-based surveillance scenarios to ensure persistent surveillance [87] , and a self-adapting  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones3030059 fatcat:bk7v57hrdbfdxkn5m2fmm6ybra

Implementing Autonomy in Military Robots: Technical and Legal ('Jus in Bello') Thresholds

Remus Titiriga
2015 Social Science Research Network  
In fact, a machine that might be "fully autonomous" for one task, such as navigation along a route, might be fully human-controlled for another task, such as gathering information. 14 For example, a UAV  ...  From a close inspection of UAV or UGV metrics, it becomes clear that the environment in which autonomous systems must operate is important in establishing the level of autonomy within the corresponding  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2602160 fatcat:4vevmtrdpvdu3ofxws4xyl2asm

Simulated Multi-robot Tactical Missions in Urban Warfare [chapter]

Peter Novák, Antonín Komenda, Michal Čáp, Jiří Vokřínek, Michal Pěchouček
2013 Intelligent Systems Reference Library  
Various size and equipment classes of such robots are used in tactical, law enforcement or rescue operations for tasks, such as security surveillance of urban areas, firefighting, or providing situational  ...  awareness, mapping and exploration of areas stricken by natural disasters, or tasks in dangerous work environments, such as stabilization of damaged nuclear reactors after an earthquake.  ...  Acknowledgements The Agent Technology Center and the authors acknowledge the support of the here reported work reported by numerous projects awarded to ATG in the course of the years 2008-2011.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33323-1_7 fatcat:f3tmdmt2jjeldiev4ucsuutoce

Final Program

2020 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)  
I offer my best wishes for a successful and productive event, I look forward to seeing all of you in Athens, Greece, and I also look forward to continuing working with you. Kimon P.  ...  Following a very thorough and in-depth peer review process in which each paper had at least three reviews (plus an additional review from a member of the organizing committee), roughly 75% of contributed  ...  This paper explores 3D path planning for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in 3D point cloud environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuas48674.2020.9214039 fatcat:7jr6chhfija47kgtwoxqmfmmoe

Dynamic Mission Planning for Communication Control in Multiple Unmanned Aircraft Teams

Andrew N. Kopeikin, Sameera S. Ponda, Luke B. Johnson, Jonathan P. How
2013 Unmanned Systems  
multi-UAV path planning for collision avoidance.  ...  with a team of UAVs to plan in uncertain communication environments in the next chapter.  ... 
doi:10.1142/s2301385013500039 fatcat:vqka7eioirc5rjqelb36rc6j5u

ICUAS 2020 Technical Sessions and Content List

2020 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)  
10:40-11:00 ThA2.3 Cooperative Path Planning for Multiple MAVs Operating in Unknown Environments, pp. 661-667.  ...  Recurrent Planning Strategy for UAV Optimum Path Identification in a Dynamic Environment Based on Bit-Coded Flight Maneuvers, pp. 676-685.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuas48674.2020.9214040 fatcat:y6r2fdllsfdb7khv5w6x6jktvy
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