Distributed platform for the control of the Wifibot robot through Internet
L. Payá, A. Gil, O. Reinoso, M. Juliá, L. Riera, L.M. Jiménez
IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education  (Madrid, Junio 2006)
Ed. Elsevier  ISSN:1474-6670  DOI:10.3182/20060621-3-ES-2905.00012  - Vol. 39 (6), pp 59-64


DISTRIBUTED PLATFORM FOR THE CONTROL OF THE WIFIBOT ROBOT THROUGH INTERNET L. Payá, A. Gil, O. Reinoso, M. Juliá, L. Riera, L.M. Jiménez Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas Industriales, Miguel Hernández University. Avda. de la Universidad s/n. Abstract: This paper presents a distributed platform composed of a team of mobile robots so that they can be controlled by the students through Internet. With this platform, a remote environment is created so that the students can carry out different experiments over several available equipments in the lab, with a flexible schedule. This way, the student can design and test different control algorithms and experience over the mobile robots in the laboratory. Currently, there are 3 kinds of robots available; each one is accessible by the students for monitoring and supervision tasks and also for control tasks using a common interface of communication, in a transparent way from the point of view of the user. Copyright © Keywords: Co-ordination, mobile robots, distributed control, laboratory education, remote control, educational aids