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Indoor multi-robot intelligent coordination based on omni-directional visible light communication
Zhitong Huang1;2, Cao Yan1, Ke Wu1, and Yuefeng Ji1;2
1 State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications (IPOC), [Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications], Beijing 1 00876, China
2 [Beijing University of Technology], Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Internet Technology, Beijing 10012 4, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2016, 14(10): pp.102301

DOI:10.3788/COL201614.102301
Topic:Optical devices
Keywords(OCIS Code): 230.3670  060.2605  

Abstract
Multi-robot coordination (MRC) is a key challenge for complex artificial intelligence systems, and conventional wireless-communication-based MRC mechanisms that cannot be deployed in radio-frequency-limited environments. In this Letter, we present a promising solution that utilizes indoor omni-directional visible light communication (VLC) technology to realize efficient multi-robot intelligent coordination (MRIC). The specific design is presented along with the implemental details of a practical MRIC experimental platform. The experimental results show that a 50 Mb/s on-off-keying-based omni-directional VLC can be realized with an effective distance of 2.3 m and a bit error rate of <10?6 in the proposed MRIC platform.

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Received:2016/3/31
Accepted:2016/8/19
Posted online:2016/9/19

Get Citation: Zhitong Huang, Cao Yan, Ke Wu, and Yuefeng Ji, "Indoor multi-robot intelligent coordination based on omni-directional visible light communication," Chin. Opt. Lett. 14(10), 102301(2016)

Note: This work was supported in part by the National 973 Program of China (No. 2013CB329205), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61401032), and the Funds of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Internet Technology of Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), P. R. China.



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