Mobility

A Scalable Bluetooth Scatternet Formed by Autonomous Mobile Robots and Cell Phones

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Executive Summary

In the present work a novel communication scheme of an autonomous robot swarm via Bluetooth radio is investigated. In the presented solution an autonomous unit is equipped with two independent Bluetooth radios and so a relatively fast communication is possible in an arbitrary big swarm. Besides, the use of Bluetooth technology makes possible to directly involve cell phones in the communication network. A few elements of the possible scenarios were implemented by NXT robots and two cell phones. It was found that the reliability and the speed of such a communication scheme are satisfactory and give rise to future applications.

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