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Decision-Theoretic Cooperative Sensor Planning
October 1996 (vol. 18 no. 10)
pp. 1013-1023

Abstract—This paper describes a decision-theoretic approach to cooperative sensor planning between multiple autonomous vehicles executing a military mission. For this autonomous vehicle application, intelligent cooperative reasoning must be used to select optimal vehicle viewing locations and select optimal camera pan and tilt angles throughout the mission. Decisions are made in such a way as to maximize the value of information gained by the sensors while maintaining vehicle stealth. Because the mission involves multiple vehicles, cooperation can be used to balance the work load and to increase information gain. This paper presents the theoretical foundations of our cooperative sensor planning research and describes the application of these techniques to ARPA's Unmanned Ground Vehicle program.

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Index Terms:
Sensor planning, decision theory, multiagent planning, Unmanned Ground Vehicle, active vision.
Diane J. Cook, Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, Lawrence B. Holder, "Decision-Theoretic Cooperative Sensor Planning," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 1013-1023, Oct. 1996, doi:10.1109/34.541410
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