Towards a Hybrid Approach to Context Reasoning for Underwater Robots
AbstractOntologies have been widely used to facilitate semantic interoperability and serve as a common information model in many applications or domains. The Smart and Networking Underwater Robots in Cooperation Meshes (SWARMs) project, aiming to facilitate coordination and cooperation between heterogeneous underwater vehicles, also adopts ontologies to formalize information that is necessarily exchanged between vehicles. However, how to derive more useful contexts based on ontologies still remains a challenge. In particular, the extreme nature of the underwater environment introduces uncertainties in context data, thus imposing more difficulties in context reasoning. None of the existing context reasoning methods could individually deal with all intricacies in the underwater robot field. To this end, this paper presents the first proposal applying a hybrid context reasoning mechanism that includes ontological, rule-based, and Multi-Entity Bayesian Network (MEBN) reasoning methods to reason about contexts and their uncertainties in the underwater robot field. The theoretical foundation of applying this reasoning mechanism in underwater robots is given by a case study on the oil spill monitoring. The simulated reasoning results are useful for further decision-making by operators or robots and they show that the consolidation of different reasoning methods is a promising approach for context reasoning in underwater robots. View Full-Text
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Li, X.; Martínez, J.-F.; Rubio, G. Towards a Hybrid Approach to Context Reasoning for Underwater Robots. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 183.
Li X, Martínez J-F, Rubio G. Towards a Hybrid Approach to Context Reasoning for Underwater Robots. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(2):183.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Xin; Martínez, José-Fernán; Rubio, Gregorio. 2017. "Towards a Hybrid Approach to Context Reasoning for Underwater Robots." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 2: 183.
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