Jimenez-Gonzalez A.,Grupo de Robotica |
Dios J.R.M.-D.,Grupo de Robotica |
De San Bernabe A.,Grupo de Robotica |
Nunez G.,Grupo de Robotica |
Ollero A.,Grupo de Robotica
RIAI - Revista Iberoamericana de Automatica e Informatica Industrial | Year: 2014
The lack of adequate experimental tools has been highlighted as a major critical issue in the development of ubiquitous robotics integrating mobile robots and wireless sensor networks. This paper describes a remotely operated testbed for ubiquitous robotics experimentation. It is currently comprised of 5 Pioneer 3-AT robots, a camera network and a wireless sensor network WSN, each equipped with widespread off-the-shelf sensors. The testbed architecture allows wide variety of cooperation schemes among its elements, abstracting their particularities and sensory, computational and communication capabilities. It also allows performing experiments with different degrees of decentralization. The testbed, currently deployed in the School of Engineering at the University of Seville, is open and can be accessed remotely through a friendly graphical user interface. © 2014 CEA. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L. Todos los derechos reservados.