A Modular and Scalable Electronic System for Mobile and Autonomous Robots
M. Zauner, R. Edlinger - A Modular and Scalable Electronic System for Mobile and Autonomous Robots in Lecture Notes in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) - Springer Verlag, 2010, pp. 9
Robotics is a scientific discipline which includes the operation and development of robots and other fields of computer science, as well as electrical and mechanical engineering and high-performance modular control systems. This paper reports the first results of a research project that uses a previously developed MES - Modular Electronic System for autonomous mobile robots and for developing robots to use the MES in other scientific applications. This approach offers the ability to build a scalable and flexible control system with only a few modules. A novel feature of our approach is its modular integration of electronics with the ability to multitask, which can be adapted for particular applications. We demonstrate the robustness of this approach in controlling an indoor mobile robot for the EUROBOT 2009 and 2010.