Making sensor networks practical with robots

Anthony Lamarca, Waylon Brunette, David Koizumi, Matthew Lease, Stefan B. Sigurdsson, Kevin Sikorski, Dieter Fox, Gaetano Borriello

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While wireless sensor networks offer new capabilities, there are a number of issues that hinder their deployment in practice. We argue that robotics can solve or greatly reduce the impact of many of these issues. Our hypothesis has been tested in the context of an autonomous system to care for houseplants that we have deployed in our office environment. This paper describes what we believe is needed to make sensor networks practical, the role robots can play in accomplishing this, and the results we have obtained in developing our application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing - 1st International Conference, Pervasive 2002, Proceedings
EditorsFriedemann Mattern, Mahmoud Naghshineh
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3540440607, 9783540440604
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Pervasive Computing, Pervasive 2002 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Aug 26 2002Aug 28 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on Pervasive Computing, Pervasive 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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