On Developing a Mesh Network of Robots for Hands-On Undergraduate Education

Date Added: Oct 2009
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The goal of this paper is to introduce the latest technology based laboratory experiments to engage students effectively and to help them understand the fundamental concepts in the electronics and telecommunications fields. In order to achieve this goal a multi-featured or a multi-disciplinary platform is used to develop the experiments. The essence of the approach is twofold: to evaluate a platform which can be used to teach the basics of wireless networks, and later use the same platform to develop innovative control applications. This robotic platform can also be used for experimental research in mobile sensor networks. The platform the authors adopted is the surveyor robot (SRV-1) platform.