Managing communications between robots and controllers

  • US 8,505,086 B2
  • Filed: 04/21/2008
  • Issued: 08/06/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/20/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A robot controller for managing wireless communication with a robot, comprising:

  • memory storing security information assigned to the robot;

    one or more processors operable to;

    receive and transmit signals with a wireless network;

    prior to the robot transmitting a wireless signal identified by the robot and during a robot competition, determine the wireless signal is destined for another robot in the robot competition violating the security information;

    automatically discard the wireless signal in response to at least determining that the destination violates the security information, wherein the robot includes the robot controller; and

    automatically lower a wireless transmission rate to the network area controller based on at least one of wireless signals transmitted to or wireless signals received from an associated operator station in accordance with locally stored QoS features.

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