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An algorithmic approach to generate after-disaster test fields for search and rescue agent

Saeedi, P; Sorensen, SA; (2009) An algorithmic approach to generate after-disaster test fields for search and rescue agent. In: Ao, SI and Gelman, L and Hukins, DWL and Hunter, A and Korsunsky, AM, (eds.) Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2009: WCE 2009, July 1-3, 2009, London, U.K., Volume I. (pp. 93 - 98). Interational Association of Engineers: Hong Kong.

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Abstract

Autonomous navigation in unknown cluttered environments is one of the main challenges for search and rescue robots inside collapsed buildings. Being able to compare different search strategies in various search fields is crucial to attain fast victim localization. Thus we discuss an algorithmic development and proliferation of realistic after–disaster test fields for search and rescue simulated robots. In this paper we characterized our developed search environments by their fractal dimensions. This index has shown to be a discriminative index for narrow pathways inside confined and cluttered spaces in our simulation test fields. In this approach a simulation of challenging parts of NIST red course is constructed and a benchmark for search strategies has been evaluated.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:An algorithmic approach to generate after-disaster test fields for search and rescue agent
ISBN-13:9789881701251
Publisher version:http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2009/
Keywords:Exploration agents, Autonomous
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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