Cooperation of Autonomous NXT Robots Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology

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This report discusses research on cooperation of autonomous NXT robots using Bluetooth wireless technology. The research project consisted of using Bluetooth technology to coordinate movements between two agents. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.

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Creation Date: 2013
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UNT College of Engineering
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Bell, Jesse

Skyline High School

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Freeman, Elizabeth

Frisco High School

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Namuduri, Kamesh

Faculty Mentor; University of North Texas

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Costilla, Omar

Research Assistant; University of North Texas

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  • Creation: 2013
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This report discusses research on cooperation of autonomous NXT robots using Bluetooth wireless technology. The research project consisted of using Bluetooth technology to coordinate movements between two agents. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.

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Abstract: This paper highlights the exploration of multi-agent NXT Robotics systems using a Bluetooth communication channel. The project consisted of using Bluetooth technology to coordinate movements between two agents. The benefits of creating a swarm of robots with individual capabilities include a more controllable system as opposed to a single and more complicated machine. The lead robot was programmed to follow a specified path using a light sensor, then send, via Bluetooth, a message indicating follower instructions. The sensitivity of the light sensor and the Lego Mindstorms software limitations created inconsistencies in the follower program. Hypotheses regarding the lack of success in the following capabilities of the robots involve limitations of the NXT-G software. One conclusion is that inability to adjust the Bluetooth settings is the source of miscommunication between the robots. Specifically, the ability to adjust the rate of messages sent/received may improve overall communication.

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7 p.: ill.

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Keyword(s): autonomous | robotics | Bluetooth | NXT | Lego Mindstorms software
Source: National Science Foundation (U.S.) Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks Grant # 1132585
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Series Title: Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks
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UNT College of Engineering
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UNT Scholarly Works
Relation (Is Referenced By): Robotics: Cooperation of Autonomous Robots Using Bluetooth Communication, ark:/67531/metadc181663
Relation (Is Referenced By): 2013 Research Experience for Teachers - Robotics, ark:/67531/metadc226880
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  • GRANTNO: 1132585
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc181664
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