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Toward a robot swarm protecting a group of migrants

Vaidis Maxime et Otis Martin J.-D.. (2020). Toward a robot swarm protecting a group of migrants. Intelligent Service Robotics, 13, p. 299-314.

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Different geopolitical conflicts of recent years have led to mass migration of several civilian populations. These migrations take place in militarized zones, indicating real danger contexts for the populations. Indeed, civilians are increasingly targeted during military assaults. Defense and security needs have increased; therefore, there is a need to prioritize the protection of migrants. Very few or no arrangements are available to manage the scale of displacement and the protection of civilians during migration. In order to increase their security during mass migration in an inhospitable territory, this article proposes an assistive system using a team of mobile robots, labeled a rover swarm that is able to provide safety area around the migrants. We suggest a coordination algorithm including CNN and fuzzy logic that allows the swarm to synchronize their movements and provide better sensor coverage of the environment. Implementation is carried out using on a reduced scale rover to enable evaluation of the functionalities of the suggested software architecture and algorithms. Results bring new perspectives to helping and protecting migrants with a swarm that evolves in a complex and dynamic environment.

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
Pages:p. 299-314
Version évaluée par les pairs:Oui
Identifiant unique:10.1007/s11370-020-00315-w
Sujets:Sciences naturelles et génie > Génie
Sciences naturelles et génie > Génie > Génie électrique et génie électronique
Sciences naturelles et génie > Sciences appliquées
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences appliquées
Mots-clés:Mobile robots, CNN, swarm, interaction, migrants, robots mobiles, essaim
Déposé le:11 juin 2020 18:21
Dernière modification:11 juin 2020 18:21
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