Effects of limited bandwidth communications channels on the control of multiple robots

Paul E. Rybski, Sascha A. Stoeter, Maria L Gini, Dean F. Hougen, Nikolaos P Papanikolopoulos

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Abstract

We describe a distributed software system for controlling a group of miniature robots using a very low capacity communication system. Space and power limitations on the miniature robots drastically restrict the capacity of the communication system and require sharing bandwidth and other resources among the robots. We have developed a process management/scheduling system that dynamically assigns resources to each robot in an attempt to maximize the utilization of the available resources while still maintaining a priori behavior priorities. We describe a surveillance task in which the robots patrol an area and watch for motion, and present experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages369-374
Number of pages6
Volume1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2001Nov 3 2001

Other

Other2001 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period10/29/0111/3/01

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