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Gutierrez, Alvaro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Campo, Alexandre (Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Dorigo, Marco (Université Libre de Bruxelles), donate fernandez, jesus (RBZ Robot Design), Monasterio-Huelin, Félix (Escuel Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Unive), Magdalena, Luis (European Centre for Soft Computing)

Open E-Puck Range & Bearing Miniaturized Board for Local Communication in Swarm Robotics

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Sessions "Distributed Robot Systems - IV" (FrD13), Friday, May 15, 2009, 15:50−16:10, Room: 505

2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 12 - 17, 2009, Kobe, Japan

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on January 21, 2022

Keywords Distributed Robot Systems, Range Sensing, Sensor Networks

Abstract

We have designed and built a new open hardware/ software board that lets miniaturized robots communicate and at the same time obtain the range and bearing of the source of emission. The open E-puck Range & Bearing board improves an existing infrared relative localization/communication software library (libIrcom) developed for the e-puck robot based on its on-board infrared sensors. A model of the board perception is presented. The board allows the robots to have an embodied communication and not to depend on any centralized system. The communication system is therefore scalable and robots are fully autonomous. Finally, an alignment experiment demonstrates the use and capabilities of the board.

 

 

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