Sensing Planning Framework

Ubiquitous Sensing Planning Framework

Heterogeneous AI enables agents to dynamically and intelligently team up to respond to new and unexpected missions.


Project Member: Zhaoliang


Project Storyboard:

Sensing the outside world and the information in the environment are always the field that peopleinterested in most. Since the beginning of human civilization, man has been inventing and developing allkinds of tools to perceive the world we lived in. For example, compass to tell direction, telescope to watchthe movement of celestial bodies, etc.

As mankind enter the information age, cutting edge technology and advanced tools have grown exponentially. We humans have developed so many sophisticated and powerful sensors, from satellites in the skyto nanoprobes. These devices are so powerful and they compose a much more general resource that canbe leveraged for new missions. For instance, temperature sensors can be used not only to monitor dailyair temperatures, but also to reconfigure to a mission of monitoring volcanic eruptions, or to reconfigure tomonitor rocket launches. To have a better intuition of this project, here is another example: the CCTV camera can be used not only to monitor traffic conditions, but also to track a causing-trouble vehicle inthe city. And CCTV cameras cooperate webcam of autonamous cars(IoT) in the future to reach a betterperformance of tracking a criminal car.

Based on these natural thoughts and existing powerful sensors, we can ask questions like: how do wesense the world in a smart way? How do we get the optimal estimated value by smartly choosing differentalgorithms or solutions? If an agent is capable of participating, what is the algorithm that computes themission objective from agent hardware, and what is the resulting utility? How good is the outcome ofparticipating sensors?