Agent based approach in disaster rescue simulation - From test-bed of multiagent system to practical application

Tomoichi Takahashi, Satoshi Tadokoro, Masayuki Ohta, Nobuhiro Ito

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Abstract

We apply multi-agent approach to search and rescue in a large-scale domain. The simulator is designed to simulate various domain specific simulation and human behaviors. Kobe-Awaji earthquake data is used as disaster scenarios and a prototype system was made open at RoboCup 2000. A rescue team composed of heterogeneous agents, - fire brigades, ambulances, and polices -, takes active part in the disastrous situation where about 100 civilian agents move autonomously. By comparing with rescue operations of two teams, we showed that the search and rescue in disasters can be used as a test-bed for multi-agent systems. The comparing experiments made clear that rescue task is not well defined in spite of its practical importance, and planning based on multi-perspectives on disaster losses is necessary. It points that the rescue problem is not only a test-bed for multi-agent system but also for laboratory work for practical system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoboCup 2001
Subtitle of host publicationRobot Soccer World Cup V
Pages102-111
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup 2001 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2001 Aug 22001 Aug 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2377 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, RoboCup 2001
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period01/8/201/8/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Takahashi, T., Tadokoro, S., Ohta, M., & Ito, N. (2002). Agent based approach in disaster rescue simulation - From test-bed of multiagent system to practical application. In RoboCup 2001: Robot Soccer World Cup V (pp. 102-111). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2377 LNAI).