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eckert2010selforganizing


Juergen Eckert, Felix Villanueva, Reinhard German and Falko Dressler, "A Self-Organizing Localization Reference Grid," ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, vol. 14 (3), pp. 4-6, July 2010.

Abstract

We propose a non-persistent localization system using a self-organizing reference grid of autonomous robot systems. The key idea is to continuously maintain accurate relative positions between the robots using an enhanced mass spring relaxation model. The robots estimate distances between neighboring systems using an ultrasonic system, measuring both the time of flight based distance and the angle between the systems. The algorithm then adapts the local position of the robot in the grid according to its neighbors. We developed a mass spring relaxation model allowing to maintain a completely self-organizing reference grid. In mass spring, newly arriving nodes can introduce oscillations and self-localization might fail or take a long time to converge. Therefore, we first use the available grid to localize the arriving system with reference to the grid before including the robot as a new reference point. Misplaced nodes are detected and corrected by our enhancements. In turn, the grid is able to provide accurate localization services, e.g. for flying robots.

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Juergen Eckert
Felix Villanueva
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Falko Dressler

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@article{eckert2010selforganizing,
    author = {Eckert, Juergen and Villanueva, Felix and German, Reinhard and Dressler, Falko},
    title = {{A Self-Organizing Localization Reference Grid}},
    journal = {ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review},
    pages = {4-6},
    volume = {14},
    number = {3},
    year = {2010},
    month = {July},
    publisher = {ACM},
    doi = {10.1145/1923641.1923644},
   }
   
   

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