Modelling variable communication signal strength for experiments with multi-robot teams

Zhivkov, Tsvetan and Sklar, Elizabeth (2020) Modelling variable communication signal strength for experiments with multi-robot teams. In: 3rd UK-RAS Conference.

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Abstract

Reliable communication is a critical factor for ensuring robust performance of multi-robot teams. A selection of results are presented here comparing the impact of poor network quality on team performance under several conditions. Two different processes for emulating degraded network signal strength are compared in a physical environment: modelled signal degradation (MSD), approximated according to increasing distance from a connected network node (ie robot), versus effective signal degradation (ESD). The results of both signal strength processes exhibit similar trends, demonstrating that ESD in a physical environment can be modelled relatively well using MSD.

Keywords:mobile robotics, Communications, machine learning model
Subjects:H Engineering > H671 Robotics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G420 Networks and Communications
Divisions:College of Science > Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology
ID Code:45011
Deposited On:29 Jun 2021 14:09

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