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Developing a Deterministic Patrolling Strategy for Security Agents
 

Summary: Developing a Deterministic Patrolling Strategy for
Security Agents
Nicola Basilico, Nicola Gatti, and Francesco Amigoni
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione
Politecnico di Milano
Milano, Italy
Email: {basilico, ngatti, amigoni}@elet.polimi.it
Abstract--Developing autonomous systems that patrol environ-
ments for detecting intruders is a topic of increasing relevance
in security applications. An important aspect of these systems is
the patrolling strategy; namely, the determination of where to
move in order to conveniently detect intrusions. While a large
part of patrolling strategies proposed so far adopt some kind
of random movements, deterministic strategies can be useful in
some situations of interest. In this paper, we propose an approach
to find a deterministic strategy that allows the patrolling agent to
always detect an intruder that attempts to enter an environment.
The problem is formulated as the determination of a cyclic path
that visits, under temporal constraints, all the vertexes of a graph
representing the environment. We propose a solving algorithm,

  

Source: Amigoni, Francesco - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences