SES-09: Telerobotics

Time: Wednesday, 25/Jun/2008: 9:00am - 10:30am
Session Chair: Prof. Harald Jacques
Location: V200
Keynote talks, sessions and tutorials


SES-09: 1

A Telemanipulator for Remote Wiring of Electrical Circuits

Ingvar Gustavsson, Johan Zackrisson, Kristian Nilsson, Lars Håkansson, Ingvar Claesson and Thomas Lagö

Nowadays, students want extended access to learning resources and increased freedom to organize their learning activities. Remote access to laboratories enables students to perform physical experiments on their own 24/7. It is easy to control most electronic instruments remotely but some kind of telemanipulator is often required. The Signal Processing Department (ASB) at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) has created an online lab workbench for electrical experiments, mimicking and supplementing workbenches in traditional laboratories. It is used concurrently with on-site ones in regular, supervised lab sessions. A virtual breadboard is used to control a relay switching matrix performing the circuit wiring. Together with virtual front panels depicting the front panels of the desktop instruments it gives distant students the impression that they are working in the real laboratory. In this paper the virtual breadboard/switching matrix combination is described.

SES-09: 2

Teleoperated Visual Inspection and Surveillance with Unmanned Ground and Aerial Vehicles

Sebastian Blumenthal, Thorsten Linder, Peter Molitor, Hartmut Surmann and Viatcheslav Tretyakov

This papers presents a novel approach to realize teleoperated applications on a semi-autonomous mobile robot (VolksBot) by combining Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The two different systems allow the surface-to-air exploration of the environment. To achieve better results during surveillance we present (A) a new mobile device based remote control (B) two new 360° vision systems and (C) a quadrocopter for the air surveillance.

SES-09: 3

Evaluation of Cost-Sensitive Wireless Transmission Systems for Time Critical Mobile Systems

Malte C. Berntssen and Hartmut Haehnel

This paper evaluates low-cost wireless communication systems to control a mobile robotic system while at the same time receiving data from this system. Criteria are complexity, transmission speed (e.g. latency) and reliability using standard components currently available on the market. Therefore analog and digital technologies for a Zeppelin airship are presented and compared.