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Design of control functions for an internet-based tele-robotic laboratory

Design of control functions for an internet-based tele-robotic laboratory
Design of control functions for an internet-based tele-robotic laboratory
Tele-robotic is one of the most popular remote control applications. It proves very useful to help humans perform various tasks, from standard industrial applications to performing tasks that are too difficult or dangerous to do by a person. Nowadays tele-robotic applications as a tool for training and education have also been increasingly popular. The development of a tele-robotic system requires handling the control design as well as the programming, that it gives an excellent practical training to students. In this paper, the development of a control remote laboratory that applies this tele-robotic technology is reported. The system architecture and the control functions within the facility are discussed. The use of minimum hardware for the servers while keeping the functions modular is proposed, and the advantages of this approach in terms of reliability and accessibility are highlighted. Some experimental results are presented, to show the functionalities of this facility to support control engineering and robotics education for engineering students at both introductory and advanced levels.
tele-robotic, remote laboratory, control and robotic education
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Wollatz, Lasse
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Wollatz, Lasse, Gallo, Radovan, Laila, Dina S., Ofoegbu, Tochukwu C., Kovalan, Erik, Shark, Suleiman M. and Thomas, Kenneth S. (2014) Design of control functions for an internet-based tele-robotic laboratory. 2014 European Control Conference, Strasbourg, France. 24 - 27 Jun 2014. pp. 832-837 . (doi:10.1109/ECC.2014.6862428).

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Tele-robotic is one of the most popular remote control applications. It proves very useful to help humans perform various tasks, from standard industrial applications to performing tasks that are too difficult or dangerous to do by a person. Nowadays tele-robotic applications as a tool for training and education have also been increasingly popular. The development of a tele-robotic system requires handling the control design as well as the programming, that it gives an excellent practical training to students. In this paper, the development of a control remote laboratory that applies this tele-robotic technology is reported. The system architecture and the control functions within the facility are discussed. The use of minimum hardware for the servers while keeping the functions modular is proposed, and the advantages of this approach in terms of reliability and accessibility are highlighted. Some experimental results are presented, to show the functionalities of this facility to support control engineering and robotics education for engineering students at both introductory and advanced levels.

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Submitted date: 21 October 2013
Accepted/In Press date: 7 March 2014
e-pub ahead of print date: June 2014
Published date: 24 July 2014
Venue - Dates: 2014 European Control Conference, Strasbourg, France, 2014-06-24 - 2014-06-27
Keywords: tele-robotic, remote laboratory, control and robotic education
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 383493
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/383493
ISBN: 978-3-9524269-1-3
PURE UUID: de3d3595-d850-452b-8dc4-37be0eb2dbc9
ORCID for Lasse Wollatz: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8761-7884

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Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:31

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Author: Lasse Wollatz ORCID iD
Author: Radovan Gallo
Author: Dina S. Laila
Author: Tochukwu C. Ofoegbu
Author: Erik Kovalan
Author: Kenneth S. Thomas

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