Starting in the 00's, this project is an ongoing collaboration between Saab Dynamics and Linköping University.
Locating and helping people in distress in a complex world is labor intensive work. In order to help and make it easier to find the persons, we were tasked to implement a solution where several autonomous vehicles searched for and helped the found distressed persons.
Our solution is to use a Task Planner to coordinate the vehicles. By collaboration between the vehicles, the Task Planner plans a list of actions which should be executed in order to complete the mission, i.e., search through the complex area and find all people in distress. It should also make sure that the vehicles collaborate with each other. The solver for the planner used is the Temporal Fast Downward.