Brick& Mortar: an on-line multi-agent exploration algorithm

@article{Ferranti2007BrickMA,
  title={Brick& Mortar: an on-line multi-agent exploration algorithm},
  author={Ettore Ferranti and Agathoniki Trigoni and Mark Levene},
  journal={Proceedings 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
  year={2007},
  pages={761-767}
}
When an emergency occurs within a building, it is critical to explore the area as fast as possible in order to find victims and identify hazards. We propose Brick&Mortar, an algorithm for the autonomous exploration of unknown terrains by a team of mobile nodes, referred to as agents. Because of the unreliability and short range of wireless communications in an indoor environment we suggest that agents communicate indirectly with each other by tagging the environment. Agents have no prior… CONTINUE READING

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