By Jose Ramiro Martinez-de Dios, Adrian Jimenez-Gonzalez, Alberto de San Bernabe, Anibal Ollero
Testbeds are gaining expanding relevance in examine domain names and in addition in commercial purposes. although, only a few books dedicated to testbeds were released. To the simplest of my wisdom no ebook in this subject has been released. This publication is very attention-grabbing for the starting to be neighborhood of testbed builders. i feel the publication can be very attention-grabbing for researchers in robot-WSN cooperation.
This ebook offers unique description of a approach that may be thought of the 1st testbed that enables complete peer-to-peer interoperability among heterogeneous robots and ubiquitous structures similar to instant Sensor Networks, digital camera networks and pervasive computing structures. The process structure comprises modules that permits complete bidirectional conversation among robots and WSN. One robotic can
The e-book describes the present state-of-the-art in improvement of testbeds integrating Cooperating item applied sciences. It describes intimately the testbed specification and layout utilizing standards extracted from surveys between specialists in robotics and ubiquitous structures in academia and undefined. The ebook additionally describes the testbed novel structure and its and software program parts. additionally, it comprises info on consumer help instruments to facilitate its use comparable to distant use utilizing a digital deepest community and units of functionalities of curiosity for contributors from the robotics, WSN and robot-WSN groups. ultimately, the publication illustrates its functions and prospects describing the implementation of a few of the experiments which have been played. Examples from the robotics, WSN and robot-WSN groups are described.
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Beacons were selected to allow their classification using simple and rotation-invariant features. Assume that the cameras have been previously internally calibrated. Then, analyzing the beacon types that form the square, the beacon square is univocally identified. The beacons were deployed such that each beacon square is unique. Thus, it is possible to recognize the beacon square and therefore each of its individual beacons. The coordinates of each beacon on the ceiling is known. Thus, using the coordinates of the beacons identified it is possible to efficiently compute the robot location and orientation applying efficient homography-based techniques.
This chapter is structured as follows. 2 describes the main infrastructure to enable remote operation, including the Graphical User Interface to remotely program and control the experiment and the CONET Integrated Testbed website for experiment scheduling and resources allocation. 3 describes the set of basic functionalities currently included in the testbed infrastructure and available to users. 4 describes the characterization of the testbed room. 5 illustrates the integrated simulation possibilities.
In case Player does not provide support for one specific device, it is easy to integrate it by defining a Player Driver for the new element. 3 Software Architecture 29 Player is one of the predecessors of Robotics Operating System (ROS)2 . ROS provides the services that one would expect from an operating system, and has recently gained high popularity. When the CONET Integrated Testbed was developed ROS was not still sufficiently mature while Player was widely used by an active community. Nevertheless, Player is compatible with ROS and the migration of the CONET Integrated Testbed to ROS should not require significant efforts.