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Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Networked Mobile Robot Systems


Lecture Room
Tue, 10:15 - 11:45 h (beginning: see LSF)   (SRG 2.010) 
Übung Ort
Wed, 09:15 - 10:00 h (beginning: see LSF) (SRG 2.010) 
Wed, 08:15 - 09:00 h (Reserved for oral presentations) (SRG 2.010)

JProf. Fang-JIng Wu is responsible for the lecture for the summer semesters of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.


Please register via the LSF system which will be automatically synchronized with the Moodle system. 

Goals of the Lecture

The course introduces concepts, methods and the performance evaluation of wireless networking, distributed problem solving, cooperative algorithms and swarm-based behavior to accomplish easy deployment and appropriate mission scheduling for networked robotics systems. 


Concept of Operations

    Definitions, Impact and History of Networked Robot Systems, Robot Systems, Use Cases, Business Cases

Information & Communication Technologies

    Mobile Radio Networks, Robust Mesh/Relay Communication Protocols, fast handovers, real-time requirements

Swarm strategies

    Self-learning, controlled mobility, autonomous behavior and learning, distributed systems

Decentralized Mission Scheduling & Task Distribution

    Algorithms for strategic goal and tactical task management, autonomous agents, role models, role switching, allocation of tasks and responsibilities, task vs. communication performance

Performance Evaluation

    Event-Driven Simulation, random generators, system models

    (channel, mobility, protocols), statistical relevance, experiments, analytical modeling

    (Markov state models)


Slides of all lectures will be supplied online.


The final exam will be an oral exam.

Requirements (Prerequisites)

We assume that the participants have basic knowledge of mathematical modeling. A basic understanding of fundamental control concepts and distributes systems is helpful but not mandatory