Direct Mobile Robot Teleoperation via Internet
Kuniaki Kawabata*, Takeshi Sekine**, Tatsuya Ishikawa***, Hajime Asama* and Isao Endo*
*Biochemical Systems Lab., The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
**Dept. of Industrial Chemistry, Science Technology of Tokyo, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
***Dept. of Infromation and Computer Sciences, Toyo University, 2100 Kujirai-Nakanodai, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-8585, Japan
As networks such as the Internet go global, they become an important tool for everyone from engineers to the general public. This makes network-related technology an up-and-coming field. Conventional techniques should be applied for teleservice and teleoperation in global and general-purpose networks. Robots are a promising example of physical agent potentially useful via such networks in the near future. We describe direct teleoperation of a mobile robot via the Internet and experiments involving a real system and network.
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