Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT

and Bluetooth

Published by:

McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 1 edition

Paperback: 384 pages

Publication Date: February 19, 2013

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0071798560

ISBN-13: 978-0071798563

Manufactured in the United States of America


Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and Bluetooth shows you how to construct a team capability matrix (TCM) and use the Bluetooth Robotic-Oriented Network (BRON) so your robot teams can share sensors, actuators, end effectors, motor power, and programs.

Find out how the Bluetooth communications protocol works and how to program Bluetooth in NXT-G, NXC, LabVIEW, and Java. Learn how to send and receive Bluetooth messages, data, and commands among robots, between a robot and a computer, and between an Android smart phone and a robot. Through teamwork, your robots will be able to accomplish amazing feats!

  Crime Scene Investigation Robot Team

  1. Robot Convoy

  2. Rubik's Cube Solver


  1. Coordinate multiple robots to work together as a team to perform tasks

  2. Combine two or more microcontrollers to make a single, multicontroller/multi-agent robot

  3. Take advantage of sensor and actuator capabilities in a team environment

  4. Establish goals and teamwork strategies for your robots

  5. Control your robot teams with NXT-G Bluetooth bricks and LabVIEW for

    NXT  Bluetooth VI

  1. Activate your team using a smart phone

  2. Give your team of robots Java power with leJOS

  3. Use Java on the Linux and Darwin operating systems

Watch video demonstrations of the projects and download code and examples in multiple languages (NXT-G, Java, LabVIEW, and NXC) from the book's companion website at


Chapter 1: It Takes Two to Tango

Chapter 2: Bluetooth for MINDSTORMS NXT: A Closer Look

Chapter 3: One for All and All for One

Chapter 4: Creating a Team of Movers and Shakers

Chapter 5: Bluetooth programming in NXT-G and LabVIEW

Chapter 6: Robot environments, Teamwork Strategies, and Goals

Chapter 7: Give Your Team of robots Java power with leJOS

Chapter 8: Got Linux and Darwin on Your Team of Robots?

Chapter 9: Advanced Teamwork: One for All!

Chapter 10: Together We Stand: The Robot Convoy

Chapter 11: The CSI project

Appendix A: Standard Java Classes for leJOS Bluetooth

Appendix B: Bluetooth Robotic-Oriented Network (BRON) Team Members


Book Index