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Modeling and decision making in spatio-temporal processes for environmental surveillance

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Modeling and decision making in spatio-temporal processes for environmental surveillance
Abstract— The need for efficient monitoring of spatiotemporal dynamics in large environmental surveillance applications motivates the use of robotic sensors to achieve sufficient spatial and temporal coverage. A common approach in machine learning to model spatial dynamics is to use the nonparametric Bayesian framework known as Gaussian Processes (GPs) (c.f., [1]) which are fully specified by a mean and a covariance function. However, defining suitable covariance functions that are able to appropriately model complex spacetime dependencies in the environment is a challenging task. In this paper, we develop a generic approach for constructing several classes of covariance functions for spatio-temporal GP modeling. The GP models are then extended to perform efficient path planning in continuous space while maximizing the information gain. Extensive empirical evaluation for the different classes of covariance functions using real world sensing datasets is discussed, including exper...
Amarjeet Singh 0003, Fabio Ramos, Hugh D. Whyte, W
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ICRA
Authors Amarjeet Singh 0003, Fabio Ramos, Hugh D. Whyte, William J. Kaiser
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