Mobile Ad Hoc Robots and Wireless Robotic Systems: Design and Implementation

Mobile Ad Hoc Robots and Wireless Robotic Systems: Design and Implementation

Raul Aquino Santos (University of Colima, Mexico), Omar Lengerke (Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, Colombia) and Arthur Edwards-Block (University of Colima, Mexico)
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Release Date: December, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 344
ISBN13: 9781466626584|ISBN10: 1466626585|EISBN13: 9781466626898|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2658-4

Description

The emergence of wireless robotic systems has provided new perspectives on technology. With the combination of disciplines such as robotic systems, ad hoc networking, telecommunications and more, mobile ad hoc robots have proven essential in aiding future possibilities of technology.

Mobile Ad Hoc Robots and Wireless Robotic Systems: Design and Implementation aims to introduce robotic theories, wireless technologies, and routing applications involved in the development of mobile ad hoc robots. This reference source brings together topics on the communication and control of network ad hoc robots, describing how they work together to carry out coordinated functions.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Ad hoc networking
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Robots
  • Swarm robotics
  • Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Wireless Robotic Systems
  • Wireless sensor networks

Reviews and Testimonials

Computer, electronic, and mechanical engineers, most of them from Latin America, review the status of robot tracking strategies and wireless robotic applications. The topics include local-path-tracking strategies for mobile robots using PID controllers, a swarm robotics approach to decontamination, an alternative for trajectory tracking in mobile robots applying differential flatness, a mechatronic description of an autonomous underwater vehicle for dam inspection, mobile robotics education, and ad hoc communication for wireless robots in indoor environments.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Raúl Aquino Santos graduated from the University of Colima with a BE in Electrical Engineering, received his MS degree in Telecommunications from the Centre for Scientific Research and Higher Education in Ensenada, Mexico in 1990. He holds a PhD from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Sheffield, England. Since 2005, he has been with the College of Telematics, at the University of Colima, where he is currently a Research-Professor in telecommunications networks. His current research interests include wireless and sensor networks.
Omar Lengerke, received his Engineering Degree in computational systems engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga - UNAB, Colombia in 1999, and a M.Sc. in Control and Automation of Flexible Manufacturing Systems from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education - ITESM-CEM, Mexico in 2002. In 2010, received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil, with the thesis Mechatronics architecture for navigation for automated Guided vehicles with trailers on environments of flexible Manufacturing systems. Dr. Lengerke realized a postdoctoral stay in Mechatronics systems and robotics at the Robotics Laboratory from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - COPPE/UFRJ. Presently, is titular professor in the Mechatronics Engineering Department at UNAB – Colombia, editor of the Colombian Journal of Computation and Secretary of Government of Santander (Colombia) of Information and Communication Technologies. Dr Lengerke has published more than 50 works published in national and international congresses and indexed journals in the last 5 years. Currently, his areas of interest are Mechatronics design, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Robotics, AGVs, ICT, Industrial Automation.
Arthur Edwards received his master’s degree in Education from the University of Houston in 1985. He has been a researcher-professor at the University of Colima since 1985, where he has served in various capacities. He has been with the School of Telematics since 1998. His primary areas of research are Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), distance learning, collaborative learning, multimodal leaning and mobile learning. The primary focus of his research is presently in the area of mobile collaborative learning.

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