Online Multi-object k-coverage with Mobile Smart Cameras

Lukas Esterle, Peter Lewis

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In this paper, we combine k-coverage with the Cooperative Multi- robot Observation of Multiple Moving Targets problem, de ning the new problem of online multi-object k -coverage. We demonstrate the bene ts of mobility in tackling this and propose a decentralised multi-camera coordination that improves this further. We show that coordination exploiting shared visual features is more e ective than coordination based on Euclidean distance. When coordinating k-coverage in a distributed way, our results suggest that the design of coordination mechanisms should shi towards decisions being made by potential responders with up-to-date knowledge of their own state, rather than a coordinating camera.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICDSC 2017 - 11th International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras
Place of PublicationStanford
Number of pages6
VolumePart F132201
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354875
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2017
Event11th International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras, ICDSC 2017 - Stanford, United States
Duration: 5 Sept 20177 Sept 2017


Conference11th International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras, ICDSC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Copyright: The authors

Funding: European Union H2020 Programme under grant agreement no 705020


  • Cmommt
  • Distributed control
  • Distributed coordination
  • Distributed k-coverage
  • Dynamic reconfiguration
  • Mobile smart cameras


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