Flexible wireless communication network for mobile robot agents

Wilke P, Bräunl T (2001)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2001


Original Authors: Wilke Peter, Bräunl T.

Publisher: Emerald

Book Volume: 28

Pages Range: 220-232

Journal Issue: 3

DOI: 10.1108/01439910110389380


For intelligent robots in a multi‐agent system communication is essential for cooperative behavior. Here we describe the explicit communication between individual robots acting as team members of a RoboCup team playing soccer. The robots are based on the EyeBot platform. An overview of communication systems being published and a discussion of their advantages and drawbacks is followed by an introduction into multi‐agent systems and the problems we faced applying them to the task of playing soccer. Then we describe the wireless communication network in detail including the EyeBot platform, message structures, self‐configuration and error recovery. The communication allows transmission of messages between individuals, broadcasts and communication with a remote computer workstation. The communication system is a layer beneath the multi‐robot console, which is the user interface, and above the EyeBot hardware.

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Wilke, P., & Bräunl, T. (2001). Flexible wireless communication network for mobile robot agents. Industrial Robot: An International Journal, 28(3), 220-232. https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01439910110389380


Wilke, Peter, and Thomas Bräunl. "Flexible wireless communication network for mobile robot agents." Industrial Robot: An International Journal 28.3 (2001): 220-232.

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