Vineeth Varma : Trajectory planning for robots with communication and destination objective

A new problem of optimizing a wireless mobile terminal trajectory under a given communication constraint is introduced. The mobile or vehicle has to move from a given starting point to a target point while uploading/downloading a given amount of data; this contrasts with the classical mobile communications paradigm where the communication and motion aspects are assumed to be independent. To reach the two aforementioned objectives, the mobile has to move sufficiently close to the wireless base station, while accounting for the energy cost due to motion. We present several directions of research and results obtained with this setup, focussing on the work done in collaboration with the University of Rabat.