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Wireless Visual Sensor Network Robots- Based for the Emulation of Collective Behavior

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Author(s): Fredy Hernán Martinez Sarmiento | Jesús Alberto Delgado

Journal: Tecnura
ISSN 0123-921X

Volume: 16;
Issue: 31;
Start page: 10;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Camera node | collective behavior | quorum sensing | visual sensor network.

ABSTRACT
We consider the problem of bacterial quorum sensing emulate on small mobile robots. Robots that reflect the behavior of bacteria are designed as mobile wireless camera nodes. They are able to structure a dynamic wireless sensor network. Emulated behavior corresponds to a simplification of bacterial quorum sensing, where the action of a network node is conditioned by the population density of robots(nodes) in a given area. The population density reading is done visually using a camera. The robot makes an estimate of the population density of the images, and acts according to this information. The operation of the camera is done with a custom firmware, reducing the complexity of the node without loss of performance. It was noted the route planning and the collective behavior of robots without the use of any other external or local communication. Neither was it necessary to develop a model system, precise state estimation or state feedback.
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