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Robot and Sensor Networks for First Responders
October-December 2004 (vol. 3 no. 4)
pp. 24-33
Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania
Daniela Rus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sanjiv Singh, Carnegie Mellon University
A network of distributed mobile sensor systems can serve as aids for first responders, functioning along with humans for emergency response. The authors discuss the deployment of such a network for fighting fires. The sensors have the potential to acquire information, localize themselves, and integrate the acquired information to provide an integrative view of a dynamically changing environment to the human operator. Experiments conducted at a burn building with firefighters reveal component technologies that will help realize this vision.
Index Terms:
mobile networks, localization, group control, network robots
Vijay Kumar, Daniela Rus, Sanjiv Singh, "Robot and Sensor Networks for First Responders," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 24-33, Oct.-Dec. 2004, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2004.17
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