A collaborative multi-site teleoperation over an ISDN

Nak Young Chong, Tetsuo Kotoku, Kohtaro Ohba, Kiyoshi Komoriya, Kazuo Tanie, Junji Oaki, Hideaki Hashimoto, Fumio Ozaki, Katsuhiro Maeda, Nobuto Matsuhira

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Abstract

We have developed an advanced infrastructure and technologies for collaborative remote operations, enabling multiple operators with large physical separation to control multiple slave robots in a common environment over the network. Human operators' delayed visual perception arising from communication time delays seriously affects the performance of collaborative multi-site operations and accordingly requires supplementary information locally available to operators irrespective of time delays. Few facilities exist to investigate remote multi-site operations, thus we have built an experimental test bed connecting Tsukuba and Kawasaki in Japan via an integrated services digital network. In particular, an on-line predictive graphics simulator is incorporated to cope with image feedback delays from the remote site. Specifically, exploiting audio-visual features of the simulator, operators can detect a priori the possibility of collision between robots and guide them towards task goal through time delays. To verify the validity of the simulator assisted approach, we have performed a demonstration of prototype plant maintenance in April 2000 between Tsukuba and Kawasaki.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957-979
Number of pages23
JournalMechatronics
Volume13
Issue number8-9 SPEC.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct
Externally publishedYes

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Voice/data communication systems
Remote control
Time delay
Simulators
Robots
Demonstrations
Feedback
Communication

Keywords

  • Integrated services digital network
  • Multi-site tele-collaboration
  • Predictive simulator
  • Time delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Chong, N. Y., Kotoku, T., Ohba, K., Komoriya, K., Tanie, K., Oaki, J., ... Matsuhira, N. (2003). A collaborative multi-site teleoperation over an ISDN. Mechatronics, 13(8-9 SPEC.), 957-979. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0957-4158(03)00010-2

A collaborative multi-site teleoperation over an ISDN. / Chong, Nak Young; Kotoku, Tetsuo; Ohba, Kohtaro; Komoriya, Kiyoshi; Tanie, Kazuo; Oaki, Junji; Hashimoto, Hideaki; Ozaki, Fumio; Maeda, Katsuhiro; Matsuhira, Nobuto.

In: Mechatronics, Vol. 13, No. 8-9 SPEC., 10.2003, p. 957-979.

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Chong, NY, Kotoku, T, Ohba, K, Komoriya, K, Tanie, K, Oaki, J, Hashimoto, H, Ozaki, F, Maeda, K & Matsuhira, N 2003, 'A collaborative multi-site teleoperation over an ISDN', Mechatronics, vol. 13, no. 8-9 SPEC., pp. 957-979. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0957-4158(03)00010-2
Chong NY, Kotoku T, Ohba K, Komoriya K, Tanie K, Oaki J et al. A collaborative multi-site teleoperation over an ISDN. Mechatronics. 2003 Oct;13(8-9 SPEC.):957-979. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0957-4158(03)00010-2
Chong, Nak Young ; Kotoku, Tetsuo ; Ohba, Kohtaro ; Komoriya, Kiyoshi ; Tanie, Kazuo ; Oaki, Junji ; Hashimoto, Hideaki ; Ozaki, Fumio ; Maeda, Katsuhiro ; Matsuhira, Nobuto. / A collaborative multi-site teleoperation over an ISDN. In: Mechatronics. 2003 ; Vol. 13, No. 8-9 SPEC. pp. 957-979.
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