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World Modeling in Disaster Environments with Constructive Self-Organizing Maps for Autonomous Search and Rescue Robots [chapter]

Çetin Meriçli, I. Osman Tufanoğulları, H. Levent Akın
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper proposes a novel approach for a Constructive Self-Organizing Map (SOM) based world modeling for search and rescue operations in disaster environments.  ...  In our approach, nodes of the self organizing network consist of victim and waypoint classes where victim denotes a human being waiting to be rescued and waypoint denotes a free space that can be reached  ...  Ethem Alpaydın and Hatice Köse for valuable discussions and reviews.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-32256-6_41 fatcat:m6xcn6uzsjc2nkln7yzmplqbpy

Towards the Robotic "Avatar": An Extensive Survey of the Cooperation between and within Networked Mobile Sensors

Sebahattin Topal, İsmet Erkmen, Aydan M. Erkmen
2010 Future Internet  
Cooperation between networked mobile sensors, wearable and sycophant sensor networks with parasitically sticking agents, and also having human beings involved in the loop is the "Avatarization" within  ...  the robotic research community, where all networks are connected and where you can connect/disconnect at any time to acquire data from a vast unstructured world.  ...  Search and Rescue Operations One of the main application areas for mobile robot teams is search and rescue operations in disaster environments.  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi2030363 fatcat:5gxwfqeh25ahhiz7s3fxfrgrda

Sensor Information Processing in Robot Competitions and Real World Robotic Challenges

Keiji Nagatani, Alex Kushleyev, Daniel D. Lee
2012 Advanced Robotics  
All robot systems display the latest hardware and software modules needed for accurate localization, navigation, and exploration in difficult environments.  ...  Finally, individual results from the fielded robots are presented, and opportunities for future work are discussed.  ...  In actual rescue scenarios such as massive earthquakes or fire disasters, robotic surveillance using tele-operated robots can be a useful tool to reduce the risk of rescue crews.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01691864.2012.694624 fatcat:s72nqbhchfdwfotfrkltc4fghi

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  
Congruent with previous findings, results confirm that having a human in the loop improves task performance, especially with larger numbers of robots.  ...  Exploration of unknown environments remains one of the fundamental problems of mobile robotics. It is also a prime example for a task that can benefit significantly from multi-robot teams.  ...  Hence the two different names and abbreviations for the same institution may be found in this article, especially in the references to previously published material.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2008.4651034 dblp:conf/iros/NevatiaSRPMAB08 fatcat:7iu4uts52neb5f4lgqcopu7jnm

Emergency Service Provision Using a Novel Hybrid SOM-Spiral STC Model for Group Decision Support under Dynamic Uncertainty

Hai Van Pham, Philip Moore
2019 Applied Sciences  
The proposed model uses self-organizing maps in an integrated Spiral STC algorithm termed the: Hybrid SOM-Spiral STC model which uses hedge algebras and Kansei evaluation in group decision-support.  ...  In this paper we introduce a novel path planning method for autonomous vehicle control in emergency situations.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge the support provided by Hanoi University and Technology and Vietnam Institute for Advanced Studies in Mathematics (VIASM) in carrying out this research including  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9183910 fatcat:oeevy53mrnhtrleamkaojeyf5q

Needs-driven Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Cooperation in Rescue Missions [article]

Qin Yang, Ramviyas Parasuraman
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper focuses on the teaming aspects and the role of heterogeneity in a multi-robot system applied to robot-aided urban search and rescue (USAR) missions.  ...  the rescue mission in a limited time.  ...  When we consider humans and robots work as a team, organizing their needs and getting a common ground is a precondition for human-robot collaboration in urban search and rescue missions.  ... 
arXiv:2009.00288v2 fatcat:3x3arykodncctfpep2aibald2a

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
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  ...  Across the different civil domains where robots can support human operators, one of the areas where they can have more impact is in search and rescue (SAR) operations.  ...  In order to reach real-world deployment of autonomous robots in post-disaster and unknown environments for SAR tasks, algorithms that consider uncertainty in the environment must be further developed  ... 
arXiv:2008.12610v1 fatcat:hq5lqtnsoreapjm4dpgg4z5xki

Systematic Mapping Literature Review of Mobile Robotics Competitions

Laiany Brancalião, José Gonçalves, Miguel Á. Conde, Paulo Costa
2022 Sensors  
This paper presents a systematic mapping literature review about the mobile robotics competitions that took place over the last few decades in order to obtain an overview of the main objectives, target  ...  More than 50 mobile robotics competitions were found and it was possible to analyze most of the competitions in detail in order to answer the research questions, finding the main goals, target public,  ...  Soccer game: teams with autonomous robots compete each other in a soccer game; Search and rescue: robots that can assist first responders in mitigating a disaster such as an earth-quake or an accident  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22062160 pmid:35336329 pmcid:PMC8954594 fatcat:5qx2mtchy5dsrcgryrd3favhhq

Moonlight in Miami: Field Study of Human-Robot Interaction in the Context of an Urban Search and Rescue Disaster Response Training Exercise

Jennifer Burke, Robin Murphy, Michael Coovert, Dawn Riddle
2004 Human-Computer Interaction  
To my parents Jane and Garfield for their faith in me and unwavering support, my daughter Sara for her inspiration and encouragement, and most of all my husband Michael for his love, patience and understanding  ...  In each run, members of the team self-organized to run the robot, with runs 2, 4 and 5 involving 2 members of the team.  ...  In reality, an intelligent robot is a mechanical creature which can function autonomously and interact with its world (Murphy, 2000) .  ... 
doi:10.1207/s15327051hci1901&2_5 fatcat:u2h23o3qajg33mtnwlonvkt5ym

A Survey on Unmanned Surface Vehicles for Disaster Robotics: Main Challenges and Directions

Vitor Jorge, Roger Granada, Renan Maidana, Darlan Jurak, Guilherme Heck, Alvaro Negreiros, Davi dos Santos, Luiz Gonçalves, Alexandre Amory
2019 Sensors  
Disaster robotics has become a research area in its own right, with several reported cases of successful robot deployment in actual disaster scenarios.  ...  However, the research involving autonomous boats or Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) for Disaster Management (DM) is currently spread across several publications, with varying degrees of depth, and focusing  ...  Introduction Natural disasters have severe consequences for the environment, human lives, and man-made constructions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19030702 fatcat:usejz2snovhnleocsr23wvawge

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 NIFTi, both UGVs and UAVs were utilized for autonomous navigation and mapping in harsh environments [16] .  ...  in self-driving cars for road detection.  ...  He organized several tutorials and special sessions for major IEEE conferences and EUSIPCO. He is a member of the Academia Europaea and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3030190 fatcat:exigopjplzgfzlghxvr7s3l3di

RoboCup 2004 Overview [chapter]

Pedro Lima, Luis Custódio
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the contributions from the chairs of the League Organizing Committees for RoboCup2004: Yasutake Takahashi, Beng Kiat Ng, Thomas Röfer, Changjiu Zhou, Oliver  ...  Obst, Adam Jacoff, Levent Akin and Gerhard Kraezschmar.  ...  A team of multiple (autonomous or teleoperated) robots moves inside this arena, divided in 3 regions of increasing difficulty levels, searching for victims and building a map of the surrounding environment  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-32256-6_1 fatcat:qpaxdbazojautglfazolubllem

Telecommunication Networks in Disaster Management: A Review

Fahd Abdulsalam Alhaidari, Department of Computer Information System (CIS), Saudi Arabia, Atta-ur-Rahman Atta-ur-Rahman
2019 Journal of Communications  
In this regard, a variety of networks have been proposed, investigated and successfully implemented in various part of the world, especially in developed countries.  ...  The undergoing work not only enlist the telecommunication networks being used for disaster management, but their limitations, pros and cons have also been discussed.  ...  The field research recovered focal design that is suitable for searching operation with the help of UAV multiple maps and pursues superfluous way of searching such as user nodes and geographical areas;  ... 
doi:10.12720/jcm.14.6.432-447 fatcat:r5u46kyrvnf3rjfuqbtziomn6i

Applying Biological Paradigms to Emerge Behaviour in RoboCup Rescue Team [chapter]

Francisco Reinaldo, Joao Certo, Nuno Cordeiro, Luis P. Reis, Rui Camacho, Nuno Lau
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents a hybrid behaviour process for performing collaborative tasks and coordination capabilities in a rescue team.  ...  RoboCup Rescue simulator and its associated international competition are used as the testbed for our proposal.  ...  Acknowledgements This project is a collaboration between the Univesities of Aveiro and Porto. The authors wish to thank UnilesteMG/BR and FCT/PT for the fellowship granted.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11595014_42 fatcat:rzw3f7dylnh27j5zibeqoc4bba

Insights toward robot-assisted evacuation

Dylan A. Shell, Maja J. Matarić
2005 Advanced Robotics  
We also advance possible uses for human motion based methods of environment evaluation more broadly for mobile robotics in general.  ...  We describe how this kind of task differs from the more prevalent search and rescue efforts, and how this difference affects the approach taken in building systems focused on the evacuation phase.  ...  In spite of the many outstanding challenges, initial progress has already been made in the USAR arena, by having search and rescue robots demonstrated in real disaster scenarios.  ... 
doi:10.1163/1568553055011483 fatcat:w7kk3lynu5dpvkw3p3egi6wqxi
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