Software architecture, targeting plug-and-play wide area network of mobile robots, is described. Hardware and software interconnection architecture for various configurations of such devices is suggested. Reference protocol implementations for messaging and x86 and Arduino platforms’ drivers are developed. Graphical user interface for all system components (PTZ dome, ultrasonic distance measurement, etc.) and productivity decentralized server-based software, realizing statistics collection and maintaining system integrity, are implemented. This research is partly supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, grants №13-07-01032 and №13-07-00988.
Wide-area control, robotic system, mobile robot, mechatronic device, plug-and-play, dynamic reprogramming, networking.
Year 2015 Issue number 4 Consecutive issue number 9 Pages 60-64
UDC identifier: 004.4:004.896:007.52