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Provision of robust behaviour in teams of UAVs : a conceptual model

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Jacqueline JarvisJacqueline Jarvis, R Ronnquist, M Fletcher, Dennis JarvisDennis Jarvis
Current approaches for the provision of autonomous team behaviour assume that team members are able to communicate with each other whenever they wish. This is an assumption that does not always apply in the UAV domain. Environmental conditions, such as weather or terrain can invalidate this assumption, as can damage to the UAV itself. Also mission requirements may mandate that there are periods when no communication is to occur. The potential inability to communicate within the team at critical times leads to a reconsideration of the underlying team architecture and of the way in which behaviours are modelled and executed. It also emphasizes the need for the ability to dynamically reassign roles within the team when required. In this paper, we present a conceptual model to underpin the provision of robust team behaviour in the presence of such perturbations. The conceptual model extends an existing teams infrastructure (JACKTM Teams), which in turn is based on the BDI model of agency.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

12

Number of Pages

12

Start Date

01/01/2006

Location

Edinburgh

Publisher

SEAS DETC

Place of Publication

Edinburgh, UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Agent Oriented Software (Firm); Faculty of Business and Informatics;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Systems Engineering for Autonomous Systems Defence Technology Centre. Technical Conference