GL-Link: A Novel Telerobotics-based Platform Supporting Distributed Mechatronic Research via the Internet

American Society of Mechanical Engineering
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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition: Computers and Information in Engineering, 2003, pp. 15 - 20
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Mechatronics and robotics research efforts of large complexity are increasingly interdisciplinary involving collaboration between software, hardware, controls, and scientific teams. Traditionally, the level of integration has either required repeated site-visits or location of the teams at a common site. As the teams become increasingly diverse and disperse, there is a need for distributed operations platform that not only facilitates smooth communications, but also allows for remote experimentation and control of a common robot or device. By separating the principal design functions, a modular communications platform was developed to support the distance learning and experimental requirements of ambitious mechatronic development projects. This separation results in a modular system that is scalable and customizable to the particular
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