P. Doerschuk, L. Wang, A. Keswani, N.M. Lingala, T.S. Mokha, and D.O. Doerschuk (USA)
autonomous robot, wireless communication, Bluetooth
This paper presents a model for constructing basic
functional communication between autonomous robots.
The Communication Language for Autonomous Multi
Robot Systems integrates concepts from Speech Act
Theory, Agent Communication Language, and network
protocols into a six-layer model. The model generates a
syntactically simple, concise, yet extensible language
structure for task-oriented autonomous robots. The
layered approach makes it possible to add or change a
layer without impacting the other layers. This provides
flexibility to change the interaction protocol used for
transmitting messages if desired. This model has been
used successfully with both infrared-based and Bluetooth
based interaction protocols. The latter is described here.