|Title||Towards programmable coordination of unmanned vehicle networks|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Marques, ERB, Ribeiro, M, Pinto, J, de Sousa, JBorges, Martins, F|
|Keywords||Cooperative control, Coordination, Programming, Unmanned vehicles|
The use of unmanned vehicle networks for diverse applications is becoming widespread. It is generally hard to program unmanned vehicle networks as a "whole", however. The coordination of multiple vehicles requires careful planning through intricate human intervention, and a high degree of informality is implied in what concerns the specification of a "network program" for an application scenario. In this context, we have been developing a programming language for expressing global specifications of coordinated behavior in unmanned vehicle networks, the Networked Vehicles' Language (NVL). In this paper we illustrate the use of the language for a thermal pollution plume tracking scenario employing unmanned underwater vehicles.