Multiple Mobile Robot Management System for Transportation Tasks in Automated Laboratories Environment

  • Ali A. AbdullaEmail author
  • Steffen Junginger
  • X. Gu
  • Norbert Stoll
  • Kerstin Thurow
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 867)


This paper introduces a new multiple mobile robot management strategies for transportation tasks in automated laboratories environment. In this strategy, two aspects have been considered. First, the appropriate robot selection method which is either based on the highest charging level or based on the nearest robot to the transportation station. The other aspect is the robot-robot interaction which employs for robots collision avoidance especially in the narrow area (corridors). Server/client communication sockets with TCP/IP command protocol are employed for data transmission. A series of experiments have been performed to validate the performance of the presented strategy.


Mobile robot management Collision avoidance Robot-Robot interaction 



The authors would like to thank the Mosul University in Iraq, and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for the financial support (FKZ:03Z1KN11, 03Z1KI1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali A. Abdulla
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Steffen Junginger
    • 3
  • X. Gu
    • 2
  • Norbert Stoll
    • 3
  • Kerstin Thurow
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversity of MosulMosulIraq
  2. 2.Center for Life Science Automation (Celisca)University of RostockRostockGermany
  3. 3.Institute of AutomationUniversity of RostockRostockGermany

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