Publication Details

Tristan Brodeur, Paulo Regis, David Feil-Seifer, and Shamik Sengupta. "Search and Rescue Operations with Mesh Networked Robots." In IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE UEMCON), New York City, NY, Nov 2018. IEEE. doi: 10.1109/UEMCON.2018.8796743


  • Keywords:
  • path-planning
  • search and rescue
  • networks

Abstract

Efficient path planning and communication of multi-robot systems in the case of a search and rescue operation is a critical issue facing robotics disaster relief efforts. Ensuring all the nodes of a specialized robotic search team are within range, while also covering as much area as possible to guarantee efficient response time, is the goal of this paper. We propose a specialized search-and-rescue model based on a mesh network topology of aerial and ground robots. The proposed model is based on several methods. First, each robot determines its position relative to other robots within the system, using RSSI. Packets are then communicated to other robots in the system detailing important information regarding robot system status, status of the mission, and identification number. The results demonstrate the ability to determine multi-robot navigation with RSSI, allowing low computation costs and increased search-and-rescue time efficiency.

Author Details

Name: Tristan Brodeur
Status: Inactive

Name: Paulo Regis
Status: Inactive

Name: David Feil-Seifer
email: dave@cse.unr.edu
Website: http://cse.unr.edu/~dave
Phone: (775) 784-6469
Status: Active

Name: Shamik Sengupta
email: ssengupta@unr.edu
Website: http://www.cse.unr.edu/~shamik/
Status: Inactive

BibTex Reference

@inproceedings{brodeur2018search,
  title={Search and Rescue Operations with Mesh Networked Robots},
  author={Tristan Brodeur and Paulo Regis and David Feil-Seifer and Shamik Sengupta},
  year={2018},
  month={November},
  address={New York City, NY},
  publisher={IEEE},
  doi={10.1109/UEMCON.2018.8796743},
  booktitle={IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE UEMCON)},
}

HTML Reference

<span class="authors">Tristan Brodeur, Paulo Regis, David Feil-Seifer, and Shamik Sengupta</span>. <span class="title">"Search and Rescue Operations with Mesh Networked Robots." </span> In <span class="booktitle">IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE UEMCON)</span>, <span class="address">New York City, NY</span>, <span class="month">Nov</span> <span class="year">2018</span>. <span class="ending">IEEE.</span> <span class="doi">doi: 10.1109/UEMCON.2018.8796743</span>

Support

REU Site: Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction, National Science Foundation PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI: Shamik Sengupta, Amount: $360,000, Feb. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2021