An Educational Platform for Research and Development in Sensor and Networked Dynamical System

Han Xiao and Shahram Payandeh


Hockey robot, IMU, Sensor network, mesh network, dynamical environment


This paper presents a novel low-cost micro air-hockey robotic platform which can be used in the research and development in sensor and networked dynamical system. Comparing with traditional micro soccer robot system, this new generation of air-hockey robot has an embedded inertial measurement unit. This can be integrated as a part of the sensor fusion for localization of the robot in complement with other information obtained from the imaging system. Moreover, by using a RSSI capable transceiver, this proposed robotic system can be a good platform to develop simultaneous localization and mapping algorithms (SLAM).

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