Internet telerobotic system
Toru Dutt Nalajala, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
University of Nevada, Reno . Awarded
Technologies not only provide us with new tools for communication but also provide a new social context for our daily existence, prompting the society to redefine the educational goals of younger generation. For this purpose, the present traditional educational environment should be transformed into constructivist, problem-centered learning experiences by instigating enthusiasm towards technology. Robotics is one such field to encourage students, but providing access to robotic education is not economically feasible for most of the educational institutions.
This thesis takes a first step to achieve this goal by describing an Internet telerobotic system that was developed at the University of Nevada, Reno. This system allows students to control the robot from a remote site and watch its live video. Every user needs to login and reserve a timeslot to control the robot. Currently, either a RoboLab or a NQC program, which is submitted through a web page, is used to control the robot.
The system is tested on both programs for its performance. The programs worked on different network connection speeds showing streaming video of the robot controlled by program even on a dial up connection.
Nalajala, T.D. Internet telerobotic system. Master's thesis, University of Nevada, Reno.
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