Communication Language for Autonomous Multi-Robot Systems

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.

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