Cooperation of Autonomous NXT Robots Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Cooperation of Autonomous NXT Robots Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Series Title Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks

Creator

  • Author: Bell, Jesse
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Skyline High School
  • Author: Freeman, Elizabeth
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Frisco High School
  • Contributor: Namuduri, Kamesh
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Faculty Mentor; University of North Texas
  • Author: 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: 7 p.: ill.
  • Content Description: 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.

Subject

  • Keyword: autonomous
  • Keyword: robotics
  • Keyword: Bluetooth
  • Keyword: NXT
  • Keyword: Lego Mindstorms software

Source

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

Relation

  • Is Referenced By: Robotics: Cooperation of Autonomous Robots Using Bluetooth Communication, ark:/67531/metadc181663
  • Is Referenced By: 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

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Grant Number: 1132585
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc181664

Degree

  • Academic Department: Electrical Engineering

Note

  • Display Note: 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.