FollowMe! Mobile Team Coordination in Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks

S. Bosch, Mihai Marin Perianu, Raluca Marin Perianu, Johan Scholten, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Abstract

    Autonomous vehicles are used in areas hazardous to humans, with significantly greater utility than the equivalent, manned vehicles. This paper explores the idea of a coordinated team of autonomous vehicles, with applications in cooperative surveillance, mapping unknown areas, disaster management or space exploration. Each vehicle is augmented with a wireless sensor node with movement sensing capabilities. One of the vehicles is the leader and is manually controlled by a remote controller. The rest of the vehicles are autonomous followers controlled by wireless actuator nodes. Speed and orientation are computed by the sensor nodes in real time using inertial navigation techniques. The leader periodically transmits these measures to the followers, which implement a lightweight fuzzy logic controller for imitating the leader’s movement pattern. The solution is not restricted to vehicles on wheels, but supports any moving entities capable of determining their velocity and heading, thus opening promising perspectives for machine-to-machine and human-to-machine spontaneous interactions in the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications 2009
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    Pages151-161
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3304-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2009
    EventIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009 - Galveston, United States
    Duration: 9 Mar 200913 Mar 2009

    Publication series

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2009
    Abbreviated titlePerCom
    CountryUnited States
    CityGalveston
    Period9/03/0913/03/09

    Keywords

    • IR-65444
    • METIS-263791
    • Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks
    • Fuzzy Logic
    • Inertial Sensing
    • Control
    • EWI-15243

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