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Future Internet 2010, 2(3), 363-387; doi:10.3390/fi2030363

Towards the Robotic “Avatar”: An Extensive Survey of the Cooperation between and within Networked Mobile Sensors

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Mechatronic Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey
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Received: 14 July 2010 / Revised: 20 August 2010 / Accepted: 26 August 2010 / Published: 14 September 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Networked Sensors and Actuators)
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Cooperation between networked mobile sensors, wearable and sycophant sensor networks with parasitically sticking agents, and also having human beings involved in the loop is the “Avatarization” within the robotic research community, where all networks are connected and where you can connect/disconnect at any time to acquire data from a vast unstructured world. This paper extensively surveys the networked robotic foundations of this robotic biological “Avatar” that awaits us in the future. Cooperation between networked mobile sensors as well as cooperation of nodes within a network are becoming more robust, fault tolerant and enable adaptation of the networks to changing environment conditions. In this paper, we survey and comparatively discuss the current state of networked robotics via their critical application areas and their design characteristics. We conclude by discussing future challenges.
Keywords: networked mobile robot systems; hybrid sensor networks; survey networked mobile robot systems; hybrid sensor networks; survey
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Topal, S.; Erkmen, İ.; Erkmen, A.M. Towards the Robotic “Avatar”: An Extensive Survey of the Cooperation between and within Networked Mobile Sensors. Future Internet 2010, 2, 363-387.

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