@inbook{1cc2fb0e2cb14086a95151eff7052c90,

title = "Locating and capturing an Evader in a polygonal environment",

abstract = "This paper contains two main results: First, we revisit the well-known visibility based pursuit-evasion problem and show that, in contrast to deterministic strategies, a single pursuer can locate an unpredictable evader in any simply-connected polygonal environment using a randomized strategy. The evader can be arbitrarily faster than the pursuer and it may know the position of the pursuer at all times but it does not have prior knowledge of the random decisions made by the pursuer. Second, using the randomized algorithm together with the solution of a known lion and man problem [12] as subroutines, we present a strategy for two pursuers (one of which is at least as fast as the evader) to quickly capture an evader in a simply-connected polygonal environment.",

author = "Volkan Isler and Sampath Kannan and Sanjeev Khanna",

year = "2005",

doi = "10.1007/10991541_18",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "9783540257288",

series = "Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

pages = "251--266",

booktitle = "Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics VI",

}