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Sensors 2008, 8(11), 7545-7563; doi:10.3390/s8117545

An Open Localization and Local Communication Embodied Sensor

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ETSI Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avd. Complutense S/N, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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IRIDIA, CoDE, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 50, Av. F. Roosevelt, CP 194/6, Brussels, Belgium
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RBZ Robot Design S.L., Avd. Vía Láctea S/N, Local 30, C.M.E. San Fernando de Henares, 28830 Madrid, Spain
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European Centre for Soft Computing, C. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Quirós S/N, 33600 Asturias, Spain
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Received: 9 October 2008 / Accepted: 12 November 2008 / Published: 25 November 2008
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)

Abstract

In this paper we describe a localization and local communication system which allows situated agents to communicate locally, obtaining at the same time both the range and the bearing of the emitter without the need of any centralized control or any external reference. The system relies on infrared communications with frequency modulation and is composed of two interconnected modules for data and power measurement. Thanks to the open hardware license under which it is released, the research community can easily replicate the system at a low cost and/or adapt it for applications in sensor networks and in robotics. View Full-Text
Keywords: Localization; local communication; range and bearing; embodied communication Localization; local communication; range and bearing; embodied communication
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Gutiérrez, A.; Campo, A.; Dorigo, M.; Amor, D.; Magdalena, L.; Monasterio-Huelin, F. An Open Localization and Local Communication Embodied Sensor. Sensors 2008, 8, 7545-7563.

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