Robotics: Cooperation of Autonomous Robots Using Bluetooth Communication Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Robotics: Cooperation of Autonomous Robots Using Bluetooth Communication
  • Series Title Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks

Creator

  • Author: Freeman, Elizabeth
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Frisco Independent School District
  • Author: Bell, Jesse
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Dallas Independent School District
  • Contributor: Namuduri, Kamesh
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Faculty Mentor; University of North Texas
  • Contributor: Costilla, Omar
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Research Assistant; University of North Texas

Contributor

  • Funder: National Science Foundation (U.S.)
    Contributor Type: Organization

Date

  • Creation: 2013

Language

  • English

Description

  • 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.

Subject

  • Keyword: robotics
  • Keyword: Bluetooth communications
  • Keyword: Arduino
  • Keyword: Lego Mindstorms software

Source

  • Grant: National Science Foundation (U.S.) Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks Grant # 1132585

Relation

  • 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

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Engineering
    Code: UNTCOE

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Poster

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Grant Number: 1132585
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc181663

Degree

  • Academic Department: Electrical Engineering

Note

  • 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.