Special Issue Article
Web-Based Control and Monitoring Of Telepresence Robot
Telerobotic is the emerging area of robotics concerned with the control of robots from a distance, chiefly using wireless connections focused on Telepresence and Tele operation. In our paper we designed to develop a telerobotic system for control and monitoring the TechRobot Create® mobile robot that will enhance a user’s experience by being intuitive to use, ergonomically friendly, accessible, portable and scalable. Previous applications for telerobotic control were PC based applications that had to be installed as a monolithic desktop application. Telerobotic control involves a series of mouse clicks to direct a robot’s trajectory. Each Telerobotic control operations performed from Techbot Web User Interface by using JS and PHP. The Techbot Web User Interface, being a Web application, renders local installation unnecessary, as the Techbot Web User Interface is accessible to anyone over an Internet connection. Thus, users can easily control the TechRobot in anytime, anywhere over an internet connection. The purpose of restricting the number of sessions over the WLAN to a single session is to prevent the streaming of redundant video to multiple parties, thus allowing the wireless channel to carry a single video stream to the gateway with the highest possible frame rate or lowest possible quantization value, depending on the available wireless data rate. Using this design approach, the Techbot Web User Interface we have developed is scalable, portable, accessible and ergonomically friendly.