IRoN: An Inter Robot Network and three examples on multiple mobile robots' motion coordination

M. Rude, T. Rupp, K. Matsumoto, S. Sutedjo, S. Yuta

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Abstract

This paper describes concept and realization of IRoN (Inter Robot Network), a wireless communication network to support cooperation among mobile robots. From the point of view of the user (application programmer), IRoN has the following features: A list of surrounding robots with current position and speed is always available (by so-called implicit communication). Additionally, communication with any robot can be initiated from the user program explicitly (by so-called explicit communication). The paper also describes a simple application example: how simultaneous motion of two mobile robots can be achieved. Three different user program examples using different features of IRoN are described. The achieved motion delay ranges from about 1000 ms in the first user program, down to 50 ms in the third user program. IRoN will be used for further cooperation experiments involving three robots: a first experiment is reported in the conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1437-1444
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robot and Systems. Part 2 (of 3) - Grenoble, Fr
Duration: 1998 Sep 71998 Sep 11

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robot and Systems. Part 2 (of 3)
CityGrenoble, Fr
Period98/9/798/9/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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