Software Development for Wireless Communication between Mobile Robots and Handheld Devices
Wireless communication provides an effective means by which mobile robots can be operated, field tested, and trained remotely. This thesis explores a design that is intended to simplify the process of creating communication software for these and other similar purposes. The proposed software is responsible for generating client-server modules that are able to be readily loaded into any number of wirelessly connected mobile robots and handheld devices. In general, the system is designed to be low-cost, simple to use, and robust, with particular design considerations for software portability and modularity. Portability is obtained by using the Java™ platform and modularity is obtained by incorporating object-oriented design. The test platform for this system is comprised of a Palm OS® handheld device, a Linux-based mobile robot, and a wireless Ethernet connection.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic;
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Goergen, Frank, "Software Development for Wireless Communication between Mobile Robots and Handheld Devices" (2003). HIM 1990-2015. 346.