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Applications of UWB Networks and Positioning to Autonomous Robots and Industrial Systems [article]

Xianjia Yu, Qingqing Li, Jorge Peña Queralta, Jukka Heikkonen, Tomi Westerlund
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Within the robotics field, UWB positioning systems are being increasingly adopted for localizing autonomous ground or aerial robots.  ...  This survey overviews the state-of-the-art in UWB networking and localization for robotic and autonomous systems.  ...  Particularly suited to multi-robot systems and decentralized and distributed systems, collaborative localization or relative localization approaches have multiple applications.  ... 
arXiv:2103.13488v2 fatcat:3oinaz4wfbeennfuc5xi5b2csu

A Multi-Agent System for Distributed Control of Networked Mobile Robots

Liam Cragg, Huosheng Hu
2005 Measurement and control (London. 1968)  
Mobile agent mobility will also be used as a fault tolerance mechanism to retain learnt data despite computer/robot failures.  ...  Mobile agent-based control systems Autonomous system The first system we developed was an autonomous system in which a well-known multiple robot architecture, 'The ALLIANCE Architecture', was implemented  ...  The results show that locating the Remote Control Agent at the Remote PC, close to the robots, allowed in general improved completion times relative to its positioning at the Local PC.  ... 
doi:10.1177/002029400503801004 fatcat:ef4fbc2yx5d2nfgysjklg5d5xq

UWB-Based Localization for Multi-UAV Systems and Collaborative Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems

Wang Shule, Carmen Martínez Almansa, Jorge Peña Queralta, Zhuo Zou, Tomi Westerlund
2020 Procedia Computer Science  
We have found that previous literature reviews do not consider in-depth the challenges in both aerial navigation and navigation with multiple robots, but also in terms of heterogeneous multi-robot systems  ...  Finally, we also review existing datasets and discuss the potential of this technology for both localization in GNSS-denied environments and collaboration in multi-robot systems.  ...  Neuromorphic and AI SoC, and in part by the Shanghai Research and Innovation Functional Program under Grant 17DZ2260900.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2020.07.051 fatcat:zsieihxsqvg2lc7ukaw35hftxq

Guest Editorial Special Issue on Networked Cooperative Autonomous Systems

Lorenzo Sabattini, Frank Ehlers, Don Sofge
2015 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering  
Authors propose a sensor fusion algorithm that merges global positioning data with local relative position measurements to provide robust and accurate relative positioning performances.  ...  In particular, Gross et al. consider the problem of relative positioning of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles.  ...  In this paper, authors define a methodology for achieving self-assembly of large teams of autonomous robotic boats into floating platforms.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tase.2015.2433832 fatcat:y2f4is7ayfcsboqt2rl3xuy2qu

UWB-Based Localization for Multi-UAV Systems and Collaborative Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems: a Survey [article]

Wang Shule, Carmen Martínez Almansa, Jorge Peña Queralta, Zhuo Zou, Tomi Westerlund
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Finally, we also review existing datasets and discuss the potential of this technology for both localization in GNSS-denied environments and collaboration in multi-robot systems.  ...  We have found that previous literature reviews do not consider in-depth the challenges in both aerial navigation and navigation with multiple robots, but also in terms of heterogeneous multi-robot systems  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was supported by the Academy of Finland's Au-toSOS project with grant number 328755, by the NSFC grant No. 61876039, and the Shanghai Platform for Neuromorphic and AI Chip (NeuHeilium  ... 
arXiv:2004.08174v2 fatcat:c7lk5x5vxbgnta6cmg6i7xqil4

Guest editorial advances in multirobot systems

T. Arai, E. Pagello, L.E. Parker
2002 IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation  
We conclude by identifying several additional open research issues in distributed mobile robotic systems.  ...  This special issue on Multi-Robot Systems provides a broad sampling of the research that is currently ongoing in the field of distributed mobile robot systems.  ...  INTRODUCTION T HE field of distributed robotics has its origins in the late 1980s, when several researchers began investigating issues in multiple mobile robot systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tra.2002.806024 fatcat:tdxuauo6qjfepjiyqd542b73ji

UWB-based system for UAV Localization in GNSS-Denied Environments: Characterization and Dataset [article]

Jorge Peña Queralta, Carmen Martínez Almansa, Fabrizio Schiano, Dario Floreano, Tomi Westerlund
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we study and characterize an ultra-wideband (UWB) system for navigation and localization of aerial robots indoors based on Decawave's DWM1001 UWB node.  ...  In GNSS-denied or indoor environments, aerial robots require a robust and stable localization system, often with external feedback, in order to fly safely.  ...  In multi-robot systems, having multiple UWB nodes in each robot enables robust relative localization, both in position and orientation [25] .  ... 
arXiv:2003.04380v2 fatcat:wtibe25n2zg6hipe2jzpjkuuoi

SLAM, Path Planning Algorithm and Application Research of an Indoor Substation Wheeled Robot Navigation System

Jianxin Ren, Tao Wu, Xiaohua Zhou, Congcong Yang, Jiahui Sun, Mingshuo Li, Huayang Jiang, Anfeng Zhang
2022 Electronics  
The autonomous navigation and positioning system of the mobile chassis is the most important feature of this type of robot, as it allows the robot to perceive the surrounding environment information at  ...  Finally, the created robot navigation system is applied to an auxiliary operation robot chassis suited for power distribution cabinet switch and the navigation system's experimental analysis is conducted  ...  robot's true position relative to the map, and the grey robot mark in the figure finally coincides with the real position through this process to realize autonomous positioning.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics11121838 fatcat:dyfpvqfa6jfd3fzjdgdzbe3gey

Automating the Calibration of Visible Light Positioning Systems

Robin Amsters, Simone Ruberto, Eric Demeester, Nobby Stevens, Peter Slaets
2022 Sensors  
Previous work proposed the use of a mobile robot for data collection. However, this robot still needed to be steered by a human operator.  ...  Visible light positioning is one of the most popular technologies used for indoor positioning research.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22030998 pmid:35161749 pmcid:PMC8838008 fatcat:5j7lpsocczfptftabku7cvzhmq

Connectivity maintenance by robotic Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork [article]

Vaibhav Kumar Mehta, Filippo Arrichiello
2013 arXiv   pre-print
To study the problem, a distributed multi-robot system with wifi communication capabilities has been developed and used to implement a Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) to guarantee the required multi-hop  ...  The problem of maintaining a wireless communication link between a fixed base station and an autonomous agent by means of a team of mobile robots is addressed in this work.  ...  In Proceedings 2nd IEEE International and collision avoidance with a distributed multi-robot system.  ... 
arXiv:1312.2526v1 fatcat:4w6fiklbmzgc7cwzit5qx6ubwy

Guest Editorial Introduction to the Focused Section on Mechatronics in Multirobot Systems

Mo-Yuen Chow, Stefano Chiaverini, Christopher Kitts
2009 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
Pugh et al. present an onboard robotic module, which can determine relative positions among miniature robots in their paper, "A Fast Onboard Relative Positioning Module for Multirobot Systems."  ...  Li and Yang have contributed to advances in a behaviorbased subsumption architecture for fully autonomous mobile robots.  ...  , and mobile robotic systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2009.2014462 fatcat:pydq2qjr3bhutb7dyrimebknoq

Localization Strategies for Autonomous Mobile Robots: A review

Prabin Kumar Panigrahi, Sukant Kishoro Bisoy
2021 Journal of King Saud University: Computer and Information Sciences  
This paper, presents a comprehensive review on localization system, problems, principle and approaches for mobile robots.  ...  Localization forms the heart of various autonomous mobile robots. For efficient navigation, these robots need to adopt effective localization strategy.  ...  The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jksuci.2021.02.015 fatcat:tn6zsddyrjaubevxryzqrn2jba

Current research in multirobot systems

L. E. Parker
2003 Artificial Life and Robotics  
As research progresses in distributed robotic systems, more and more aspects of multirobot systems are being explored.  ...  As I describe each research area, I identify some key open issues in multirobot team research, and conclude by identifying several additional open research issues in distributed mobile robotic systems.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was sponsored in part by the Engineering Research Program of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf02480877 fatcat:bzfsuwrygbfzvpd4usk24pbsle

Information-Fusion Methods Based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Robot Adapting to Search and Rescue Postdisaster Environments

Hongling Wang, Chengjin Zhang, Yong Song, Bao Pang
2018 Journal of Robotics  
The first application of utilizing unique information-fusion SLAM (IF-SLAM) methods is developed for mobile robots performing simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) adapting to search and rescue  ...  The novel integration particle filter (IPF) and optimal improved EKF (IEKF) algorithms are derived for information-fusion systems to perform SLAM task in SAR scenarios.  ...  A mobile robot performs perception autonomous exploration to reach goal positions in collapsed disaster scenarios by using fusion planar laser scans, stereo vision, and proprioceptive sensing system.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2018/4218324 fatcat:6qygbclyjfhx5aeagse4wxn5mu

A Distributed Hunting Approach for Multiple Autonomous Robots

Zhiqiang Cao, Chao Zhou, Long Cheng, Yuequan Yang, Wenwen Zhang, Min Tan
2013 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
A novel distributed hunting approach for multiple autonomous robots in unstructured mode-free environments, which is based on effective sectors and local sensing, is proposed in this paper.  ...  A form of cooperation will emerge where the robots interact only locally with each other.  ...  This work is supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants 61273352, 61175111, 61227804, 60805038.  ... 
doi:10.5772/53410 fatcat:defqfzcilrd5feqnlp5myx657u
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