Project PI : Associate Professor Soh Gim Song

Task PI : Yuen Chau, Ernest Chong

Project Period : 10 March 2020 to 19 June 2023

In search-and-locate operations conducted by emergency service personnel in a cluttered indoor environment, a UGV is typically used to scan a room for humans. In ALPHA DRACONIS, manned-unmanned teaming technologies will be developed for a UGV to work collaboratively with a human operator to navigate within an indoor spatial environment and effectively scan for humans.  As part of this work, a UGV will be developed to work in tandem with a human-robot interaction (HRI) device to provide the situational picture to the human operator for effective control. In addition, computationally efficient deep learning models for human detection and re-identification will also be explored as part of this work.