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Autonomous Learning of New Environments With a Robotic Team Employing Hyper-Spectral Remote Sensing, Comprehensive In-Situ Sensing and Machine Learning

Version 1 : Received: 6 February 2021 / Approved: 22 February 2021 / Online: 22 February 2021 (11:06:36 CET)

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Lary, D.J.; Schaefer, D.; Waczak, J.; Aker, A.; Barbosa, A.; Wijeratne, L.O.H.; Talebi, S.; Fernando, B.; Sadler, J.; Lary, T.; Lary, M.D. Autonomous Learning of New Environments with a Robotic Team Employing Hyper-Spectral Remote Sensing, Comprehensive In-Situ Sensing and Machine Learning. Sensors 2021, 21, 2240. Lary, D.J.; Schaefer, D.; Waczak, J.; Aker, A.; Barbosa, A.; Wijeratne, L.O.H.; Talebi, S.; Fernando, B.; Sadler, J.; Lary, T.; Lary, M.D. Autonomous Learning of New Environments with a Robotic Team Employing Hyper-Spectral Remote Sensing, Comprehensive In-Situ Sensing and Machine Learning. Sensors 2021, 21, 2240.

Journal reference: Sensors 2021, 21, 2240
DOI: 10.3390/s21062240

Abstract

This paper describes and demonstrates an autonomous robotic team that can rapidly learn the characteristics of environments that it has never seen before. The flexible paradigm is easily scalable to multi-robot, multi-sensor autonomous teams, and is relevant to satellite calibration/validation and the creation of new remote sensing data products. A case study is described for the rapid characterisation of the aquatic environment, over a period of just a few minutes we acquired thousands of training data points. This training data allowed our machine learning algorithms to rapidly learn by example and provide wide area maps of the composition of the environment. Along side these larger autonomous robots two smaller robots that can be deployed by a single individual were also deployed (a walking robot and a robotic hover-board), observing significant small scale spatial variability.

Subject Areas

Machine Learning; Hyper-spectral Imaging; Robot Team; Autonomous; UAV; Robotic Boat

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