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