Issue No. 04 - October-December (2004 vol. 3)
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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.
mobile networks, localization, group control, network robots
V. Kumar, S. Singh and D. Rus, "Robot and Sensor Networks for First Responders," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 3, no. , pp. 24-33, 2004.