Odor Source Localization Using Multiple Robots in Complicated City-Like Environments
The detection of a dangerous emission source location has the potential to be enhanced by using plume-tracing mobile robots, without endangering human life during the detection and source localization process. So far, many researchers focus on odor source localization in simple & laboratory based environments. The present study focuses on more real life odor source localization scenarios. In this study, multiple robots were used and coordinated by a supervisory program to locate an odor source in complicated city-like environments. A series of simulations has been conducted and the results demonstrated the potential of the supervisory program to effectively control a number of robots to locate a dangerous odor source in real life scenarios.
Yungang Li, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
Z. Z. Liu et al., "Odor Source Localization Using Multiple Robots in Complicated City-Like Environments", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 291-294, pp. 3337-3344, 2011