Collective Awareness for Abnormality Detection in Connected Autonomous Vehicles Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2020

start page

  • 3774

end page

  • 3789


  • 5


  • 7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2327-4662


  • The advancements in connected and autonomous vehicles in these times demand the availability of tools providing the agents with the capability to be aware and predict their own states and context dynamics. This article presents a novel approach to develop an initial level of collective awareness (CA) in a network of intelligent agents. A specific collective self-awareness functionality is considered, namely, agent-centered detection of abnormal situations present in the environment around any agent in the network. Moreover, the agent should be capable of analyzing how such abnormalities can influence the future actions of each agent. Data-driven dynamic Bayesian network (DBN) models learned from time series of sensory data recorded during the realization of tasks (agent network experiences) are here used for abnormality detection and prediction. A set of DBNs, each related to an agent, is used to allow the agents in the network to reach synchronously aware possible abnormalities occurring when available models are used on a new instance of the task for which DBNs have been learned. A growing neural gas (GNG) algorithm is used to learn the node variables and conditional probabilities linking nodes in the DBN models; a Markov jump particle filter (MJPF) is employed for state estimation and abnormality detection in each agent using learned DBNs as filter parameters (...)


  • abnormality detection; collective awareness (ca); connected vehicles; dynamic bayesian network (dbn); markov jump particle filter (mjpf); self-awareness (sa)