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Synchronous vs. asynchronous control for large robot teams

Wang, H and Kolling, A and Brooks, N and Lewis, M and Sycara, K (2011) Synchronous vs. asynchronous control for large robot teams. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper, we discuss and investigate the advantages of an asynchronous display, called image queue, for foraging tasks with emphasis on Urban Search and Rescue. The image queue approach mines video data to present the operator with a relevant and comprehensive view of the environment, which helps the user to identify targets of interest such as injured victims. This approach allows operators to search through a large amount of data gathered by autonomous robot teams, and fills the gap for comprehensive and scalable displays to obtain a network-centric perspective for UGVs. It is found that the image queue reduces errors and operator's workload comparing with the traditional synchronous display. Furthermore, it disentangles target detection from concurrent system operations and enables a call center approach to target detection. With such an approach, it could scale up to a larger multi-robot systems gathering huge amounts of data with multiple operators. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wang, H
Kolling, A
Brooks, N
Lewis, M
Sycara, K
Date: 21 July 2011
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume: 6774 L
Number: PART 2
Page Range: 415 - 424
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/978-3-642-22024-1_46
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9783642220234
ISSN: 0302-9743
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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 18:02
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 10:56


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