Networking

MobiCom 2009 Poster: Movement Strategies for Intelligent Mobile Routers

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Executive Summary

If the authors give routers the ability to move, they no longer have to sit idly in a non-optimal position. They can make their own decisions to attempt to improve the efficacy of themselves or the network. In the work, the authors will focus on how a router can use local information to try and better its contribution to the network. The main contribution is the development of simple movement strategies that a robot router can employ to try and improve the network. The long term goal is to understand the role that mobility can play in improving wireless networks.

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