Performance of a distributed robotic system using shared communications channels

Paul Rybski, Sascha Stoeter, Maria Gini, Dean Hougen, Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

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We have designed and built a set of miniature robots and developed a distributed software system to control them. We present experimental results on a surveillance task in which multiple robots patrol an area and watch for motion. We discuss how the limited communication bandwidth affects robot performance in accomplishing the task and analyze how performance depends on the number of robots that share the bandwidth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-95
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001
EventSensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems IV - Newton, MA, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2001Oct 29 2001


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