A point-based POMDP planner for target tracking

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A point-based POMDP planner for target tracking
— Target tracking has two variants that are often studied independently with different approaches: target searching requires a robot to find a target initially not visible, and target following requires a robot to maintain visibility on a target initially visible. In this work, we use a partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) to build a single model that unifies target searching and target following. The POMDP solution exhibits interesting tracking behaviors, such as anticipatory moves that exploit target dynamics, informationgathering moves that reduce target position uncertainty, and energy-conserving actions that allow the target to get out of sight, but do not compromise long-term tracking performance. To overcome the high computational complexity of solving POMDPs, we have developed SARSOP, a new point-based POMDP algorithm based on successively approximating the space reachable under optimal policies. Experimental results show that SARSOP is competitive with the ...
David Hsu, Wee Sun Lee, Nan Rong
Added 30 May 2010
Updated 30 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICRA
Authors David Hsu, Wee Sun Lee, Nan Rong
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