A Cooperative Multi-Robot Control Using Ad Hoc Wireless Network
In this paper, a Cooperative Multi-robot for Carrying
Targets (CMCT) algorithm is proposed. The multi-robot team
consists of three robots, one is a supervisor and the others are
workers for carrying boxes in a store of 100×100 m2. Each robot has
a self recharging mechanism. The CMCT minimizes robot-s worked
time for carrying many boxes during day by working in parallel. That
is, the supervisor detects the required variables in the same time
another robots work with previous variables. It works with
straightforward mechanical models by using simple cosine laws. It
detects the robot-s shortest path for reaching the target position
avoiding obstacles by using a proposed CMCT path planning
(CMCT-PP) algorithm. It prevents the collision between robots
during moving. The robots interact in an ad hoc wireless network.
Simulation results show that the proposed system that consists of
CMCT algorithm and its accomplished CMCT-PP algorithm
achieves a high improvement in time and distance while performing
the required tasks over the already existed algorithms.
Ad hoc network, Computer vision based positioning,Dynamic collision avoidance, Multi-robot, Path planning algorithms,Self recharging.
Adaptive Early Packet Discarding Policy Based on Two Traffic Classes
Unlike the best effort service provided by the internet
today, next-generation wireless networks will support real-time
applications. This paper proposes an adaptive early packet discard
(AEPD) policy to improve the performance of the real time TCP
traffic over ATM networks and avoid the fragmentation problem.
Three main aspects are incorporated in the proposed policy. First,
providing quality-of-service (QoS) guaranteed for real-time
applications by implementing a priority scheduling. Second,
resolving the partially corrupted packets problem by differentiating
the buffered cells of one packet from another. Third, adapting a
threshold dynamically using Fuzzy logic based on the traffic
behavior to maintain a high throughput under a variety of load
conditions. The simulation is run for two priority classes of the input
traffic: real time and non-real time classes. Simulation results show
that the proposed AEPD policy improves throughput and fairness
over that using static threshold under the same traffic conditions.
Early packet discard, Fuzzy logic, packet dropping
policies, quality-of-service (QoS), TCP over ATM