Adaptive Temporal Planning for Multi-Robot Systems in Operations and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Farms
Keywords:PDDL, Adaptive Planning, Multi-Agent Planning, Extreme Environments
AbstractWith the fast development of offshore wind farms as renewable energy sources, maintaining them efficiently and safely becomes necessary. The high costs of operation and maintenance (O&M) are due to the length of turbine downtime and the logistics for human technician transfer. To reduce such costs, we propose a comprehensive multi-robot system that includes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), autonomous surface vessels (ASV), and inspection-and-repair robots (IRR). Our system, which is capable of co-managing the farms with human operators located onshore, brings down costs and significantly reduces the Health and Safety (H&S) risks of O&M by assisting human operators in performing dangerous tasks. In this paper, we focus on using AI temporal planning to coordinate the actions of the different autonomous robots that form the multi-robot system. We devise a new, adaptive planning approach that reduces failures and replanning by performing data-driven goal and domain refinement. Our experiments in both simulated and real-world scenarios prove the effectiveness and robustness of our technique. The success of our system marks the first-step towards a large-scale, multirobot solution for wind farm O&M.
How to Cite
Jovan, F., & Bernardini, S. (2023). Adaptive Temporal Planning for Multi-Robot Systems in Operations and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Farms. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 37(13), 15782-15788. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v37i13.26874
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