Smart Communication in a Wired Sensort- and Actuator-Network of a Modular Robot Actuator System using a Hop-Protocol with Delta Routing

Stefan Bosse, Dirk Lehmhus

In: Proceedings of SMART SYSTEMS INTEGRATION 2010. Smart Systems Integration - European Conference and Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems (SSI-2010) MEMS, MOEMS, ICs and Electronic Components March 23-24 Como Italy 3/2010.


Communication gains impact with increasing miniaturization and densities in sensor- and actuator networks, especially in the context of robotics and sensorial materials. System-On-Chip design on Register-Transfer-Logic (RTL) level using FPGA and ASIC technologies enables 1. small sized integration of sensors and data processing units (DPU) scaled down to one-chip designs using ASIC- and MEMS technology, and 2. satisfies low power requirements, required especially for high-density sensor networks sourced by environmental energy (energy harvesting).

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence