Utilizing Mobility to Minimize the Total Communication and Motion Energy Consumption of a Robotic Operation

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Provided by: University Of California, San Diego (Calit2)
Topic: Mobility
Format: PDF
It is a common assumption that motion costs more than communication and therefore it is always better to increase the transmit power of a robot, in a networked robotic operation, instead of moving to a spot that is better for communication. This paper is to see if and when this assumption is correct by considering both the communication and motion costs of a robotic operation. More specifically, the authors consider a scenario where a robot needs to transmit a given number of bits to a remote station under time constraint and Bit Error Rate (BER) requirement, and while minimizing the total energy consumption.
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