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An easy to use bluetooth scatternet protocol for fast data exchange in wireless sensor networks and autonomous robots

2007

Conference Paper

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We present a Bluetooth scatternet protocol (SNP) that provides the user with a serial link to all connected members in a transparent wireless Bluetooth network. By using only local decision making we can reduce the overhead of our scatternet protocol dramatically. We show how our SNP software layer simplifies a variety of tasks like the synchronization of central pattern generator controllers for actuators, collecting sensory data and building modular robot structures. The whole Bluetooth software stack including our new scatternet layer is implemented on a single Bluetooth and memory chip. To verify and characterize the SNP we provide data from experiments using real hardware instead of software simulation. This gives a realistic overview of the scatternet performance showing higher order effects that are difficult to be simulated correctly and guaranties the correct function of the SNP in real world applications.

Author(s): Mockel, Rico and Spröwitz, Alexander and Maye, Jérôme and Ijspeert, Auke Jan
Book Title: Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages: 2801--2806
Year: 2007
Publisher: IEEE

Department(s): Dynamic Locomotion
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)

DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2007.4399458

Address: San Diego, CA

BibTex

@inproceedings{mockel_textunderscoreeasy_textunderscore2007,
  title = {An easy to use bluetooth scatternet protocol for fast data exchange in wireless sensor networks and autonomous robots},
  author = {Mockel, Rico and Spr{\"o}witz, Alexander and Maye, J\'er\^ome and Ijspeert, Auke Jan},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
  pages = {2801--2806},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  address = {San Diego, CA},
  year = {2007}
}