Coordinating Aerial Robots and Sensor Networks for Localization and Navigation

  • Peter Corke
  • Ron Peterson
  • Daniela Rus


We consider multi-robot systems that include sensor nodes and aerial or ground robots networked together. We describe two cooperative algorithms that allow robots and sensors to enhance each other’s performance. In the first algorithm, an aerial robot assists the localization of the sensors. In the second algorithm, a localized sensor network controls the navigation of an aerial robot. We present physical experiments with a flying robot and a large Mica Mote sensor network.


Sensor Network Reception Range Incoming Message Aerial Robot Guidance Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Corke
    • 1
  • Ron Peterson
    • 2
  • Daniela Rus
    • 3
  1. 1.CSIRO ICTC CentreBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Dartmouth Computer Science DepartmentHanoverUSA
  3. 3.Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence LabCambridge

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