Optimal cruiser-drone traffic enforcement under energy limitation

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

Drones can assist in mitigating traffic accidents by deterring reckless drivers, leveraging their flexible mobility. In the real world, drones are fundamentally limited by their battery/fuel capacity and have to be replenished during long operations. In this paper, we propose a novel approach where police cruisers act as mobile replenishment providers in addition to their traffic enforcement duties. We propose a binary integer linear program for determining the optimal rendezvous cruiser-drone enforcement policy which guarantees that all drones are replenished on time and minimizes the likelihood of accidents. In an extensive empirical evaluation, we first show that human drivers are expected to react to traffic enforcement drones in a similar fashion to how they react to police cruisers using a firstof-its-kind human study in realistic simulated driving. Then, we show that our proposed approach significantly outperforms the common practice of constructing stationary replenishment installations using both synthetic and real world road networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018
EditorsJerome Lang
PublisherInternational Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
Pages3848-3855
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780999241127
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 13 Jul 201819 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameIJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Print)1045-0823

Conference

Conference27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period13/07/1819/07/18

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence. All right reserved.

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Optimal cruiser-drone traffic enforcement under energy limitation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this