An Autonomous Flying Robot for Network Robotics

Conference: ROBOTIK 2012 - 7th German Conference on Robotics
05/21/2012 - 05/22/2012 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ROBOTIK 2012

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Blum, Christian; Hafner, Verena V. (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Informatik, LS Kognitive Robotik, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany)

In this paper we present our approach to network robotics using a flying robot. The robot is an autonomous multicopter equipped with a computational module and a wireless mesh node. We also present the wireless environment in which algorithms are developed and evaluated. We argue that sensorimotor interaction, i.e. shaping the sensory inputs by specific movement, is able to cope with the dynamics of wireless networks. Additionally, we present prototypical experiments on navigation strategies in the wireless environment. Keywords: Network Robotics, Wireless Network, UAV, Multicopter