Internet-based telerobotics: Problems and approaches

Paolo Fiorini, Roberto Oboe

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This paper describes the main issues facing the development of telerobotics systems connected to the Internet. The initial hurdle relates to the definition and implementation of an appropriate communication protocol for delivering real-time data. Two of the solutions proposed in the literature are briefly summarized. Then the paper examines the issues relevant to control systems in the presence of time delay, with particular reference to telerobotic systems with force feedback. The delay introduced by Internet connections have specific characteristics that are briefly summarized, together with the control theory approaches available to design stable algorithms. Finally, we present the results of experiments aimed at representing typical Internet connections in terms of parameters useful for the design of a control systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Advanced Robotics, Proceedings, ICAR
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 8th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR'97 - Monterey, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 7 1997Jul 9 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 8th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR'97
CityMonterey, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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