Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs

The book next introduces deployment, patrolling, and foraging, while the last part of the book tackles an important application: aerial search, tracking, and surveillance. This book is meant for both scientists and practitioners.

Author: Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351339391

Category: Computers

Page: 422

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Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs: Advanced Missions and Future Use provides an approach to the formulation of the fundamental task typical to any mission and provides guidelines of how this task can be solved by different generic robotic problems. As such, this book aims to provide a systems engineering approach to UAV projects, discovering the real problems that need to be resolved independently of the application. After an introduction to the rapidly evolving field of aerial robotics, the book presents topics such as autonomy, mission analysis, human-UAV teams, homogeneous and heterogeneous UAV teams, and finally, UAV-UGV teams. It then covers generic robotic problems such as orienteering and coverage. The book next introduces deployment, patrolling, and foraging, while the last part of the book tackles an important application: aerial search, tracking, and surveillance. This book is meant for both scientists and practitioners. For practitioners, it presents existing solutions that are categorized according to various missions: surveillance and reconnaissance, 3D mapping, urban monitoring, precision agriculture, forestry, disaster assessment and monitoring, security, industrial plant inspection, etc. For scientists, it provides an overview of generic robotic problems such as coverage and orienteering; deployment, patrolling and foraging; search, tracking, and surveillance. The design and analysis of algorithms raise a unique combination of questions from many fields, including robotics, operational research, control theory, and computer science.

Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs

Definition 24 The operational autonomy for UAVs is the decision making capacity of the UAV to attain operational objectives. As the level of operational autonomy (LOA) increases, the uncertainties faced by the UAV and the complexity of ...

Author: Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351339407

Category: Computers

Page: 404

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Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs: Advanced Missions and Future Use provides an approach to the formulation of the fundamental task typical to any mission and provides guidelines of how this task can be solved by different generic robotic problems. As such, this book aims to provide a systems engineering approach to UAV projects, discovering the real problems that need to be resolved independently of the application. After an introduction to the rapidly evolving field of aerial robotics, the book presents topics such as autonomy, mission analysis, human-UAV teams, homogeneous and heterogeneous UAV teams, and finally, UAV-UGV teams. It then covers generic robotic problems such as orienteering and coverage. The book next introduces deployment, patrolling, and foraging, while the last part of the book tackles an important application: aerial search, tracking, and surveillance. This book is meant for both scientists and practitioners. For practitioners, it presents existing solutions that are categorized according to various missions: surveillance and reconnaissance, 3D mapping, urban monitoring, precision agriculture, forestry, disaster assessment and monitoring, security, industrial plant inspection, etc. For scientists, it provides an overview of generic robotic problems such as coverage and orienteering; deployment, patrolling and foraging; search, tracking, and surveillance. The design and analysis of algorithms raise a unique combination of questions from many fields, including robotics, operational research, control theory, and computer science.

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 12

Experiments on Intercontinental Haptic Control of Multiple UAVs Martin Riedel1, Antonio Franchi1, Paolo Robuffo Giordano1, Heinrich H. Bülthoff1,2, and Hyoung Il Son1 1 Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Spemannstrasse 38, ...

Author: Sukhan Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642339325

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 904

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Intelligent autonomous systems are emerged as a key enabler for the creation of a new paradigm of services to humankind, as seen by the recent advancement of autonomous cars licensed for driving in our streets, of unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles carrying out hazardous tasks on-site, and of space robots engaged in scientific as well as operational missions, to list only a few. This book aims at serving the researchers and practitioners in related fields with a timely dissemination of the recent progress on intelligent autonomous systems, based on a collection of papers presented at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, held in Jeju, Korea, June 26-29, 2012. With the theme of “Intelligence and Autonomy for the Service to Humankind, the conference has covered such diverse areas as autonomous ground, aerial, and underwater vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, personal/domestic service robots, professional service robots for surgery/rehabilitation, rescue/security and space applications, and intelligent autonomous systems for manufacturing and healthcare. This volume 2 includes contributions devoted to Service Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction and Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems and Life Engineering.

Man Machine Environment System Engineering

to coat UAVs. The use of fuel added with anti-infrared radiation chemical materials, reducing surface gaps, ... When the UAV system is intelligent and autonomous enough, the UAV operators would be able to operate large numbers of drones ...

Author: Shengzhao Long

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811569784

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1082

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This book presents selected papers introducing readers to the key research topics and latest development trends in the theory and application of MMESE. The advanced integrated research topic man-machine-environment system engineering (MMESE) was first established in China by Professor Shengzhao Long in 1981, with direct support from one of the greatest modern Chinese scientists, Xuesen Qian. In a letter to Shengzhao Long from October 22nd, 1993, Xuesen Qian wrote: “You have created a very important modern science and technology in China!” MMESE primarily focuses on the relationship between man, machine and environment, studying the optimum combination of man-machine-environment systems, where “man” refers to people in the workplace (e.g., operators, decision-makers), “machine” is the general name for any object controlled by man (including tools, machinery, computers, systems and technologies), and “environment” describes the specific working conditions under which man and machine interact (e.g., temperature, noise, vibration and hazardous gases). The three goals of optimizing such systems are ensuring safety, efficiency and economy. Presenting interdisciplinary studies on the concepts and methods in physiology, psychology, system engineering, computer science, environmental science, management, education and other related disciplines, this book is a valuable resource for all researchers and professionals whose work involves MMESE subjects.

Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems

Mobile.Intelligent.Autonomous.System.(MIAS).is.a.fast-emerging.and.developing.research.area. ... (UAVs).. Several.important.subareas.within.MIAS.research.and.development.are:.(a).perception.and.reason- ing,.

Author: Jitendra R. Raol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000755640

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 835

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Going beyond the traditional field of robotics to include other mobile vehicles, this reference and "recipe book" describes important theoretical concepts, techniques, and applications that can be used to build truly mobile intelligent autonomous systems (MIAS). With the infusion of neural networks, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithm paradigms for MIAS, it blends modeling, sensors, control, estimation, optimization, signal processing, and heuristic methods in MIAS and robotics, and includes examples and applications throughout. Offering a comprehensive view of important topics, it helps readers understand the subject from a system-theoretic and practical point of view.

Multi UAV Planning and Task Allocation

Series Editor: Roman V. Yampolskiy Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs Advanced Missions and Future Use Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane Artificial Intelligence With an Introduction to Machine Learning, Second Edition Richard E. Neapolitan, ...

Author: Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000049909

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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Multi-robot systems are a major research topic in robotics. Designing, testing, and deploying aerial robots in the real world is a possibility due to recent technological advances. This book explores different aspects of cooperation in multiagent systems. It covers the team approach as well as deterministic decision-making. It also presents distributed receding horizon control, as well as conflict resolution, artificial potentials, and symbolic planning. The book also covers association with limited communications, as well as genetic algorithms and game theory reasoning. Multiagent decision-making and algorithms for optimal planning are also covered along with case studies. Key features: Provides a comprehensive introduction to multi-robot systems planning and task allocation Explores multi-robot aerial planning; flight planning; orienteering and coverage; and deployment, patrolling, and foraging Includes real-world case studies Treats different aspects of cooperation in multiagent systems Both scientists and practitioners in the field of robotics will find this text valuable.

Intelligent Marine Vehicles

The main objective of this edited book is to address various challenges and issues pertinent to the intelligent control of UMVs and UAVs. (Nova)

Author: Er Meng Joo

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 1536134465

Category: Autonomous vehicles

Page: 169

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Unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs) is a collective term commonly used to describe autonomous underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, semi-submersibles, and unmanned surface craft. UMVs are heavily used in the military, civilian, and scientific communities for undertaking designated missions whilst either operating autonomously and/or in co-operation with other types of vehicles. Advanced marine vehicles are increasing their capabilities and the degree of autonomy more and more in order to perform more sophisticated maritime missions. Remotely operated vehicles are no longer cost-effective since they are limited by economic support costs, and the presence and skills of the human operator. Alternatively, autonomous surface and underwater vehicles have the potential to operate with greatly reduced overhead costs and level of operator intervention. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS); these include a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two. Compared to manned aircraft, UAVs were originally used for missions too "dull, dirty or dangerous" for humans. While they originated mostly in military applications, their use is rapidly expanding to commercial, scientific, recreational, agricultural, and other applications such as policing, peacekeeping and surveillance, product deliveries, aerial photography, agriculture, smuggling, and drone racing. Civilian UAVs now vastly outnumber military UAVs, with estimates of over a million sold by 2015, so they can be seen as an early commercial application of Autonomous Things, to be followed by the autonomous car and home robots. Nowadays, UMVs and UAVs are playing an increasingly important role in both controlling community and engineering applications. For example, UMVs and UAVs provide more efficient ways to execute various challenging tasks. However, these systems are usually featured with dynamics coupling, actuator saturation, underactuated structure, time-varying disturbance, etc., thereby resulting in great challenges and difficulties in system analysis and controller design. Recently, by employing intelligent approaches, advanced control methodologies for unmanned systems have been rapidly developed. Note that the dynamic environment is usually changing and the unmanned systems must adapt themselves accordingly. In this context, on one hand, more efforts should be focused on the methodology of the learning system. For example, fast adaptation and self-organizing capability are essentially required. On the other hand, advanced analysis tools should be deployed to enhance the control performance. Towards this end, human-like intelligence should be integrated tightly with nonlinear design for complex control tasks of autonomous systems. The main objective of this edited book is to address various challenges and issues pertinent to the intelligent control of UMVs and UAVs.

Advances in Swarm Intelligence

The contents that need further research on the autonomous control technology of swarm UAVs systems include: (1) The comprehensive environmental awareness and intelligent battlefield situation awareness capabilities of the UAVs.

Author: Ying Tan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031097263

Category: Computers

Page: 454

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This two-volume set LNCS 13344 and 13345 constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advances in Swarm Intelligence, ICSI 2022, which took place in Xi’an, China, in July 2022. The theme of this year’s conference was “Serving Life with Swarm Intelligence”. The 85 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 171 submissions. The papers of the second part cover topics such as: Swarm Robotics and Multi-agent System; Deep Neural Networks; Machine Learning; Data Mining; Other Optimization Applications; ICSI-OC’2022: Competition on Single Objective Bounded Optimization Problems; Swarm Intelligence and Nature-Inspired Computing; Swarm-based Computing Algorithms for Optimization; Particle Swarm Optimization; Ant Colony Optimization; Genetic Algorithm and Evolutionary Computation; Fireworks Algorithms; Brain Storm Optimization Algorithm; Swarm Intelligence Approach-based Applications; Multi-Objective Optimization.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civilian Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Path planning for solar-powered UAV in urban environment. ... Drone delivery: Factors affecting the public's attitude and intention to adopt. Telematics and Informatics ... Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs: Advanced Missions and Future Use.

Author: Kille, Tarryn

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522579014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

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Many industries have begun to recognize the potential support that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) offer, and this is no less true for the commercial sector. Current research on this field is narrowly focused on technological development to improve the functionality of delivery and endurance of the drone delivery in logistics, as well as on regulatory challenges posed by such operations. There is a need for further attention to be applied to operational and integration challenges associated with UAVs. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civilian Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a collection of innovative research that investigates the opportunities and challenges for the use of UAVs in logistics and supply chain management with a specific aim to focus on the multifaceted impact of drone delivery. While highlighting topics including non-military operations, public management, and safety culture, this book is ideally designed for government administrators, managers, industry professionals, researchers, and students.

Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations

Intelligent Autonomy Technology—Key to Advanced Autonomous Operations As UAV operations become more routine and better integrated with those of other aircraft, UAVs will need to fly as part of coordinated operations and in shared ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309096768

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been used in military operations for more than 60 years, with torpedoes, cruise missiles, satellites, and target drones being early examples.1 They have also been widely used in the civilian sector-for example, in the disposal of explosives, for work and measurement in radioactive environments, by various offshore industries for both creating and maintaining undersea facilities, for atmospheric and undersea research, and by industry in automated and robotic manufacturing. Recent military experiences with AVs have consistently demonstrated their value in a wide range of missions, and anticipated developments of AVs hold promise for increasingly significant roles in future naval operations. Advances in AV capabilities are enabled (and limited) by progress in the technologies of computing and robotics, navigation, communications and networking, power sources and propulsion, and materials. Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations is a forward-looking discussion of the naval operational environment and vision for the Navy and Marine Corps and of naval mission needs and potential applications and limitations of AVs. This report considers the potential of AVs for naval operations, operational needs and technology issues, and opportunities for improved operations.