A robot sensor network (RSN) is defined as a network of sensor-equipped robots and sensor nodes (that are deployed by the robots) that wirelessly communicate for remote-control, mission-cooperation, and to report sensed information to the control and reporting center (CRC). RSNs use real-time video communication support (in addition to various sensor data communication) for mission-cooperation and remote-control of its multi-robots. In this article, the hybrid data-type clustering (HDC) and subnet-divided HDC (SHDC) algorithms are proposed to maximize the RSN lifetime and enable more efficient multi-robot mission-cooperation.
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This research was supported by the ITRC program (NIPA-2012-H0301-12-1001) supervised by NIPA of the Ministry of Knowledge Economy; and also by the National Research Foundation (20100028224) of the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology (MEST) of the Republic of Korea.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Information Systems
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Networks and Communications