Explorebots: A mobile network experimentation testbed

Teresa A. Dahlberg, Asis Nasipuri, Craig Taylor

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

16 Scopus citations


In this paper, we detail our development of Explorebots - expandable, vision- and sensor-equipped wireless robots built around MICA motes. We developed Explorebots as a dynamic outreach for an NSF-funded Girl Scouts project. We've extended the capabilities of Explorebots to comprise a mobile network experimentation testbed. The testbed will support experimental analysis of protocols for mobile multi-hop networks. The low-cost Explorebots enable repeatable experiments without complete reliance on human subjects for mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationConference on Computer Communications
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshops: Conference on Computer Communications - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2005Aug 26 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshops: Conference on Computer Communications


OtherACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshops: Conference on Computer Communications
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA


  • Mobile robotics
  • Multi-hop networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Testbed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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