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Sensors 2012, 12(2), 1572-1593; doi:10.3390/s120201572
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Method for Reading Sensors and Controlling Actuators Using Audio Interfaces of Mobile Devices

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Received: 24 December 2011 / Revised: 29 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 6 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ubiquitous Sensing)
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Abstract

This article presents a novel closed loop control architecture based on audio channels of several types of computing devices, such as mobile phones and tablet computers, but not restricted to them. The communication is based on an audio interface that relies on the exchange of audio tones, allowing sensors to be read and actuators to be controlled. As an application example, the presented technique is used to build a low cost mobile robot, but the system can also be used in a variety of mechatronics applications and sensor networks, where smartphones are the basic building blocks.
Keywords: sensors; smartphones; mobile devices; mechatronics; robotics; robot; control; actuators sensors; smartphones; mobile devices; mechatronics; robotics; robot; control; actuators
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Aroca, R.V.; Burlamaqui, A.F.; Gonçalves, L.M.G. Method for Reading Sensors and Controlling Actuators Using Audio Interfaces of Mobile Devices. Sensors 2012, 12, 1572-1593.

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