Coordination in Sensor, Actuator, and Robot Networks

Hai LIU*, Veljko Malbasa, Ivan Mezei, Amiya Nayak, Ivan Stojmenovic

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter surveys the existing representative work in both sensor-actuator and actuator-actuator coordination. Sensor-actuator coordination deals with establishing data paths between sensors and actuators, and can be used for sensor deployment. Actuator-actuator coordination includes robot coordination for sensor placement, dynamic task allocation, selecting best robot to respond to reported event, robot dispersion, boundary coverage, and fault-tolerant response. In the coordinated actuator movement problem, actuators are moved to desired locations to save energy in long-term communication tasks where the traffic is sufficiently regular and large in volume to warrant nodes expending energy for moving. A recent study on coordination among flying robots is introduced in the end.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Sensor and Actuator Networks
Subtitle of host publicationAlgorithms and Protocols for Scalable Coordination and Data Communication
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9780470170823
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2010

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)


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