Standards and Patents

This Project will employ the 802.11b standard for Wireless LANís.† This is a standard set forth by the IEEE.† Compliance with this standard is insured by the use of a compliant 802.11b network card and 802.11b Wireless access point. †This standard allows 11Mbit data transfer from a portable computer to the access point and then to a standard cable based LAN.† I have been unable to find any patents dealing specifically with mapping and navigating a robot such as this in an environment such as ours

Also used for this project is the NetMeeting standard, known as H.323.† This is a standard for negotiating methods of data transfer used in many teleconferencing situations.† This should make it possible for anyone with an H.323 application to view the video stream from robot.