Web-based Wireless Wake-on-LAN approach for Robots

Hamza Aagela, Taha Al-Jody, Violeta Holmes

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The ability to wake up robots over a wireless LAN remotely can improve the power consumption performance of remote robots or cloud robotics system. This paper presents a solution for power management of a mobile robot, using web-based wireless Wake-on-LAN (WWoL). The focus in on power management of a mobile robot, but this approach is also suitable for most of the IoT mobile devices, and other systems that are designed to be used remotely. The proposed solution allows the targeted device to be powered ON and OFF remotely via a web-based dashboard. This approach was validated in a case study with an AR drone 2.0 and demonstrated substantial power optimization for the drone. In addition, security issues are explored when WWoL is deployed in remote control of mobile devices. It was established that power consumption is reduced when the drone is in a standby mode waiting for an operator to send a wake-on request message wirelessly, without compromising security posed by wireless remote access to the devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Productivity through Automation and Computing
EditorsXiandong Ma
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781862203419, 9781862203426
ISBN (Print)9781538648919
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing: Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing - Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
Conference number: 24
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8742895/proceeding (Website Containing the Proceedings)
http://www.cacsuk.co.uk/index.php/conferences/icac (Link to Conference Information)


Conference24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
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