Towards Low-datarate Communications for Cooperative Mobile Robots

TitleTowards Low-datarate Communications for Cooperative Mobile Robots
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2015
AuthorsPatti, G., G. Muscato, N. Abbate, and L. Lo Bello
Conference NameIEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS)
Date Published05/2015
Conference LocationPalma de Mallorca, Spain

Communication networks for cooperative mobile robot applications have to cope with some peculiar requirements that make them quite different from typical MANETs or WSNs. Recent cooperative robot applications envisage the support of low datarate communication technologies, as this choice is beneficial in terms of energy consumption, weight reduction and integration with WSNs. In this context, this paper discusses the design choices behind a novel protocol for cooperating mobile robot applications that operates on low datarate networks and is able to provide bounded latencies, mobility and reliability.

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This work was partially funded by the University of Catania under the FIR 2014 project "Self-reconfigurable, flexible, multi-body, low-cost, modular robot systems for exploration of dynamical, hostile or unknown environments".

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