A Study of Data Survivability in Mobile Robot Networks Under Realistic Mobility and Failure Models
Source: University of South Florida
While the promise of using teams of robots for monitoring or search and rescue missions has been around for quite some time, they are deployed at rather small scale and prove unreliable in real life. The most advanced existing robots are the aerial, surface, and ground unmanned vehicles, which most of the time require to be remotely controlled and do not communicate with each other. To move closer to the vision of wireless robots collaborating in an ad hoc mode to achieve a common task, protocols and algorithms for these networks must be evaluated at scale.