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- Main Title Robotics: Cooperation of Autonomous Robots Using Bluetooth Communication
- Series Title Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks
Author: Freeman, ElizabethCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Frisco Independent School District
Author: Bell, JesseCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Dallas Independent School District
Contributor: Namuduri, KameshCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Faculty Mentor; University of North Texas
Contributor: Costilla, OmarCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Research Assistant; University of North Texas
Funder: National Science Foundation (U.S.)Contributor Type: Organization
- Creation: 2013
- Physical Description: 1 p.: ill.
- Content Description: This poster discusses research on the cooperation of autonomous robots using Bluetooth communication. Researchers explore multi-agent NXT Robotics systems using a Bluetooth communication channel. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.
- Keyword: robotics
- Keyword: Bluetooth communications
- Keyword: Arduino
- Keyword: Lego Mindstorms software
- Grant: National Science Foundation (U.S.) Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks Grant # 1132585
- References: Cooperation of Autonomous NXT Robots Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology, ark:/67531/metadc181664
- Is Version Of: 2013 Research Experience for Teachers - Robotics, ark:/67531/metadc226880
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of EngineeringCode: UNTCOE
- Rights Access: public
- Grant Number: 1132585
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc181663
- Academic Department: Electrical Engineering
- Display Note: Abstract: This paper explores 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 NXT-G 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. Our conclusion is that inability to adjust Bluetooth settings in the NXT-G software is the source of miscommunication between the robots. Specifically, the ability to adjust the rate of messages sent/received may improve overall communication.