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S-NETS: Smart Sensor Networks

  • Yu Chen
  • Thomas C. Henderson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 271)

Abstract

The utilization of nonmobile, distributed sensor and communication devices by a team of mobile robots offers performance advantages in terms of speed, energy, robustness and communication requirements. Models of mobile robots with on-board sensors, a communication protocol and the S-Net system are established. Algorithms are defined for the S-Net which perform cooperative computation and provide information about the environment. Behaviors include robots going to or surrounding a temperature source. The simulation experiments show that the S-Net performs well, and is particularly robust with respect to noise in the environment. System cost versus performance is studied, and guidelines are formulated for which the S-Net system out-performs the non-S-Net system.

Keywords

Mobile Robot Temperature Source Round Trip Robot Behavior Black Stripe 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Chen
    • 1
  • Thomas C. Henderson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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