HAC-ER: A Disaster Response System based on Human-Agent Collectives

  title={HAC-ER: A Disaster Response System based on Human-Agent Collectives},
  author={Sarvapali D. Ramchurn and Trung Dong Huynh and Yuki Ikuno and Jack Flann and Feng Wu and Luc Moreau and Nicholas R. Jennings and Joel E. Fischer and Wenchao Jiang and Tom Rodden and Edwin Simpson and Steven Reece and Stephen J. Roberts},
Major natural or man-made disasters such as Hurricane Katrina or the 9/11 terror attacks pose significant challenges for emergency responders. First, they have to develop an understanding of the unfolding event either using their own resources or through third-parties such as the local population and agencies. Second, based on the information gathered, they need to deploy their teams in a flexible manner, ensuring that each team performs tasks in the most effective way. Third, given the dynamic… CONTINUE READING
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