Self Charging Swarm Communication
December 14, 2008
Alrighty quicky background. I'm one of the founding members of a highschool level robotics team, and I'm currently in college for electrical engineering, to go into robotics. I have some background in robotics :D, but my question is new ground to me. Swarm robotics have always seemed awesome to me, so once my new programmer gets here in the mail I'm going to start a new project.
To start on my project, I want to make a small self charging robot, that still can communicate with other robots. Communication with anything beyond a singluar controller is a new field to me. So can anyone give me some possible ideas for me to start researching? I'm vaguely familiar with the different types of communication possible, but I don't know how effective in small scale robotics they are, ease of implementation, cost, or if any of them would conflict. Oh, I also intend for this to be in a controlled environment, plywood with walls kind of deal.
And don't worry, you'll get pictures once this bot gets life. :D