By Brian Murphy
Almost immediately ahead of Christmas in 1943, 5 military aviators left Alaska's Ladd box on a try flight. just one ever back: Leon Crane, a urban child from Philadelphia with little greater than a parachute on his again whilst he bailed from his B-24 Liberator prior to it crashed into the Arctic. by myself in subzero temperatures, Crane controlled to stick alive within the useless of the Yukon iciness for almost twelve weeks and, amazingly, walked out of the ordeal intact.
81 Days less than 0 recounts, for the 1st time, the complete tale of Crane's extraordinary saga. In a drama of striking get to the bottom of with moments of extraordinary success, Crane realized to outlive within the Yukon's unforgiving panorama. His is a story of the human skill to undergo severe stipulations and excessive loneliness—and emerge greater than ahead of.
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We assume that the variation of R when time passes will always diminish the maxima of π m , which is a reasonable assumption since as time passes by, other robots may block the way from the robot holding the ball to any given objective point. Thus, for each objective point pm in the decision map, we select the index l ( p m ) of the required kick k l ( pm ) as: l ( p m ) = arg min ( td ( k l , p m , R ) ) (19) l Where td ( k l , p m , R ) is the required dribbling time for kicking to the objective point pm , using the kick k l , and given the robots (teammates and opponents) poses R , and is calculated as: td ( k l , p m , R ) = Δx m , l vR + Δθ m , l (20) ωR With Δx m ,l and Δθ m ,l being respectively the required displacement and rotation of the robot to perform k l and reach pm , if the kick results in its expected values μr ,l , μθ ,l .
Naruse Figure 2 shows an example image obtained through a CCD camera. 2(b) is its labeled result. In the small size league, it needs less than 1/60 seconds to process 1 cycle. When all of the color markers are observed completely, the robots and ball can be detected, but if the objects are partially occluded, then it will be diﬃcult to extract. This kind of occlusion occurs in the global vision system and also in the local vision system. Most of the conventional methods which calculate width, height, area, etc.
Then, the sample’s ball state bk( i ) is estimated: bk( i ) ∼ p(bk(i ) | rk1(i ) , rk2( i ) , bk(i−)1 , u1k −1 , uk2−1 ) (12) Finally, the importance weight of the sample wk(i ) is calculated as: wk(i ) = η ⋅ p( z1k | rk1(i ) , bk(i ) ) p( zk2 | rk2( i ) , bk(i ) ) (13) where η is a normalizing factor which ensures all of the importance weights sum up to 1. Note that, since the observations zkj are composed of landmarks detection zkj , L and ball detection zkj , B , equation (13) can be further factorized as: wk(i ) = η ⋅ p( z1,k L , z1,k B | rk1( i ) , bk(i ) ) p( zk2, L , zk2, B | rk2(i ) , bk( i ) ) = η ⋅ p( z1,k L | rk1(i ) ) p( z1,k B | rk1( i ) , bk(i ) ) p( zk2, L | rk2( i ) ) p( zk2, B | rk2( i ) , bk(i ) ) (14) where the facts that, when the robots’ pose rk j (i ) and ball state bk( i ) are given the landmarks detection and ball detection are independent, and the landmark observation only depends on the robot location (as the map of the environment is already known), are used.