Online Multi-object k-coverage with Mobile Smart Cameras

Abstract

In this paper, we combine k-coverage with the Cooperative Multi- robot Observation of Multiple Moving Targets problem, de ning the new problem of online multi-object k -coverage. We demonstrate the bene ts of mobility in tackling this and propose a decentralised multi-camera coordination that improves this further. We show that coordination exploiting shared visual features is more e ective than coordination based on Euclidean distance. When coordinating k-coverage in a distributed way, our results suggest that the design of coordination mechanisms should shi towards decisions being made by potential responders with up-to-date knowledge of their own state, rather than a coordinating camera.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3131885.3131909
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Computer Science
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Additional Information: Copyright: The authors Funding: European Union H2020 Programme under grant agreement no 705020
Event Title: 11th International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras, ICDSC 2017
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2017-09-05 - 2017-09-07
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cmommt,Distributed control,Distributed coordination,Distributed k-coverage,Dynamic reconfiguration,Mobile smart cameras,Human-Computer Interaction,Computer Networks and Communications,Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition,Software
ISBN: 9781450354875
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2017-09-07
Published Online Date: 2017-09-07
Accepted Date: 2017-09-07
Authors: Esterle, Lukas (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0248-1552)
Lewis, Peter (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4271-8611)

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