Summary: VECIMS 2004 - IEEE International Conference on
Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Measurement Systems
Boston, MA, USA, 12-14 July 2004
A Perceptive Multirobot System for Monitoring Electro-Magnetic Fields
Francesco Amigoni, Vincenzo Caglioti, and Giulio Fontana
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione
Politecnico di Milano, Milano MI, 20133, Italy
Abstract Sensor networks are distributed systems that detect phe-
nomena to produce detailed environmental assessments. The use of
multirobot systems for carrying sensors around the environment rep-
resents a solution that has recently received considerable attention.
In this paper we present an architecture for a multirobot system that
performs tasks related to environmental perception; in particular, it is
devoted to monitoring electro-magnetic fields.
In environmental monitoring, any system that has to detect
phenomena reliably and to produce detailed environmental as-
sessments should be organized in a distributed fashion , .
These systems are usually sensor networks in which nodes are