Using mobile robots to harvest data from sensor fields

Onur Tekdas, Volkan I Isler, Jong Hyun Lim, Andreas Terzis

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We explore synergies among mobile robots and wireless sensor networks in environmental monitoring through a system in which robotic data mules collect measurements gathered by sensing nodes. A proof-of-concept implementation demonstrates that this approach significantly increases the lifetime of the system by conserving energy that the sensing nodes otherwise would use for communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4804365
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

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