Collective intelligence and bush fire spotting

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Collective intelligence and bush fire spotting
Bush fires cause major damage each year in many areas of the world and the earlier that they can be detected the easier it is to minimize this damage. This paper describes a collective intelligence algorithm that performs localized rather than centralized control of a number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that can survey complex areas for fires, devoting attention in proportion to the user specified importance of each area. Simulation shows that not only is the algorithm able to perform this action successfully, it is also able to automatically adapt to a simulated malfunction in one of the UAVs. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.2.8 [Problem Solving, Control Methods and Search]: collective intelligence General Terms Algorithms, Experimentation Keywords Algorithms, scheduling, collective intelligence, collaborative search, unmanned autonomous vehicles
David Howden, Tim Hendtlass
Added 09 Nov 2010
Updated 09 Nov 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Authors David Howden, Tim Hendtlass
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