Poster Abstract: Surveillance Application using Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks: Challenges and Solutions
|Research Area:||Expertimental Prototypes and Software||Year:||2012|
|Type of Publication:||In Proceedings||Keywords:||Localization, Sensor Networks, Robots, MRTA, Path Planning, Surveillance|
In this Poster paper, we present an overview of the results we achieved during two years in the context of the RTrack Project. In this project, we designed an indoor surveillance application where a team of mobile robots supported by a sensor network infrastructure cooperate together to track intruders. The surveillance application encompasses several challenges including localization, multi-robot task allocation, communication model, and path planning, for which we provided efficient solutions. This Poster paper illustrates the different research thrusts of the project and gives insight on challenges and concerns with respect to cooperation between mobile robots and sensor networks.
Autonomous Navigation of a Wifibot Robot using Odometery for Obstacle Avoidance
This video shows a Wifibot Lab robot navigating in the corridors of the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud University. It implements a simple odometry based algorithm to avoid obstacles while navigating.
The demo shows that the robot is able to navigate freely without hitting any obstacle and efficiently deviating from approaching obstacles. There is no apriori map embedded in the robot ((blind navigation). This work is done under the R-Track project.