Sensors 2013, 13(7), 9396-9413; doi:10.3390/s130709396
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A Mobile Robots Experimental Environment with Event-Based Wireless Communication

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Received: 15 May 2013; in revised form: 12 July 2013 / Accepted: 18 July 2013 / Published: 22 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain 2013)
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Abstract: An experimental platform to communicate between a set of mobile robots through a wireless network has been developed. The mobile robots get their position through a camera which performs as sensor. The video images are processed in a PC and a Waspmote card sends the corresponding position to each robot using the ZigBee standard. A distributed control algorithm based on event-triggered communications has been designed and implemented to bring the robots into the desired formation. Each robot communicates to its neighbors only at event times. Furthermore, a simulation tool has been developed to design and perform experiments with the system. An example of usage is presented.
Keywords: distributed control systems; mobile robots; multi-agent systems; wireless communications; embedded systems
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Guinaldo, M.; Fábregas, E.; Farias, G.; Dormido-Canto, S.; Chaos, D.; Sánchez, J.; Dormido, S. A Mobile Robots Experimental Environment with Event-Based Wireless Communication. Sensors 2013, 13, 9396-9413.

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Guinaldo M, Fábregas E, Farias G, Dormido-Canto S, Chaos D, Sánchez J, Dormido S. A Mobile Robots Experimental Environment with Event-Based Wireless Communication. Sensors. 2013; 13(7):9396-9413.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Guinaldo, María; Fábregas, Ernesto; Farias, Gonzalo; Dormido-Canto, Sebastián; Chaos, Dictino; Sánchez, José; Dormido, Sebastián. 2013. "A Mobile Robots Experimental Environment with Event-Based Wireless Communication." Sensors 13, no. 7: 9396-9413.

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