Spinning sensors: A middleware for robotic sensor nodes with spatiotemporal models

Soko Aoki, Jin Nakazawa, Hideyuki Tokuda

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Abstract

This paper proposes Spinning Sensors middleware that realizes a robotic sensor node mechanism comprised of a sensor node and a robotic actuator node such as a motor or a mobile robot. We can increase sensing space, time, and accuracy of a sensor node by attaching them onto robotic actuators. To realize a robotic sensor node, we need to achieve collaborative utilization of arbitrary sensors and actuators, and automated calculation of sensing area and time. We stated these problems as spontaneous coordination problem and sensing area calculation problem. The Spinning Sensors middleware provides the mechanism of device coordination, data processing, and management of spatiotemporal model of robotic sensor nodes. In this paper, we discuss a robotic sensor node model, and design and implementation of the middleware. We introduce three kinds of applications using the middleware such as environment monitoring, sensor controlled robot, and context-aware service. The experiments using the robotic sensor node and the middleware are conducted to evaluate and measure the possibility, performance, and practicality of a robotic sensor node mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2008
Pages89-98
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 15
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2008 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2008 Aug 252008 Aug 27

Publication series

NameProceedings - 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2008

Other

Other14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2008
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period08/8/2508/8/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Aoki, S., Nakazawa, J., & Tokuda, H. (2008). Spinning sensors: A middleware for robotic sensor nodes with spatiotemporal models. In Proceedings - 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2008 (pp. 89-98). [4617277] (Proceedings - 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications, RTCSA 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/RTCSA.2008.37