Authors: Capitán Fernández Jesús, Martínez de Dios José Ramiro, Maza Alcañiz Iván, Fabresse Felipe Ramón, Ollero Baturone Aníbal
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Contributors: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática
Terms of Re-use: CC-BY-NC-ND
Content Provider: idUS - Deposito de Investigación Universidad de Sevilla
This paper presents an overview of the work carried out by the Group of Robotics, Vision and Control (GRVC) at the University of Seville on the cooperation between mobile robots and sensor networks. The GRVC, led by Professor Anibal Ollero, has been working over the last ten years on techniques where robots and sensor networks exploit synergies and collaborate tightly, developing numerous research projects on the topic.
In this paper, based on our research, we introduce what we consider some relevant challenges when combining sensor networks with mobile robots. Then, we describe our developed techniques and main results for these challenges. In particular, the paper focuses on autonomous self-deployment of sensor networks; cooperative localization and tracking; self-localization and mapping; and large-scale scenarios. Extensive experimental results and lessons learnt are also discussed in the paper.
Photo: The PLANET approach for large-scale cooperation of highly heterogeneous networked systems (credits: Capitán Fernández Jesús, Martínez de Dios José Ramiro, Maza Alcañiz Iván, Fabresse Felipe Ramón, Ollero Baturone Aníbal)