Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
This thesis describes the work to make a portable ubiquitous device into a component
in a networked robotic environment. The device can both control and
be controlled in a robotic network as well as used to survey a robotic network.
This is done by building upon existing software for making networked robotic
components and use it on devices with the Android operating system. The software
PEIS-kernel (Physically Embedded Intelligent System) middleware.
The middleware makes it possible to build robotic components called PEIScomponents
that can communicate, work together and share their resources
and capabilities. The result of this work is three-fold,
first a way to make devices
with the Android operating system into PEIS-devices so that they can be
used to control or be controlled as well as survey a PEIS-network.With this the
Android device functionality can be used to extend the capabilities of an entire
Secondly, devices with Android get access to a simple and powerful
way to exchange information with any device that is a PEIS-device. The
contribution is the capability to make humans a much more integral part
of a PEIS-network as devices with Android are in general easy to use and familiar
to humans. These devices will serve as a very good human - PEIS-network
2011. , 66 p.