CENS Tech Report: Real Action Gaming Robots (Ragobots) [Report]

NESL Technical Report #: 2004-6-2


Abstract: An emerging area of research in embedded systems is the use of actuation and controlled mobility. Autonomous devices capable of performing varying degrees of self-initiated motion can be introduced into a sensor network to provide several performance advantages such as enhanced coverage, resource redistribution, zooming-in capability for phenomenon of particular interest, repairing communication connectivity, fault detection, calibration and localization. This opens up several research challenges in developing methods for determining the use of motion and providing navigational and other support for autonomous controlled mobility. Real Action Gaming robots (ragobots) is a laboratory scale test-bed for exploring these research issues in a fun setting for students.

Ragobots also provides an exciting application for embedded systems and is an important educational aid for introducing students at all levels to sensor networks and robotics.

Page (Count): 9

Date: 2004-06-01

Place: Center for Embedded Networked Se

Publisher: Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS)

Public Document?: Yes

NESL Document?: Yes

Document category: Report