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Systems, control models, and codec for collaborative observation of remote environments with an autonomous networked robotic camera

Dezhen Song, Ni Qin, Ken Goldberg
2008 Autonomous Robots  
Networked robotic cameras are becoming popular in remote observation applications such as natural observation, surveillance, and distance learning.  ...  For camera control, we introduce memoryless and temporal frame selection models that effectively enable collaborative control of the camera based on the competing inputs from in-situ sensors and users.  ...  Unlike a conventional webcam with a fixed lens, the combination of the robotic actuation and the networking capability for a networked robotic camera enables collaborative observation: allowing a group  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10514-008-9089-4 fatcat:466ydhljsrgsjlx7t2anfyy55q

Beaming: An Asymmetric Telepresence System

A. Steed, W. Steptoe, W. Oyekoya, F. Pece, T. Weyrich, J. Kautz, D. Friedman, A. Peer, M. Solazzi, F. Tecchia, M. Bergamasco, M. Slater
2012 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  
Gábor Székely (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), Benjamin Cohen (IBM Haifa Research Lab), and Dorte Hammershøi (Aalborg Universitet).  ...  We also thank the associated research fellows and students.  ...  So, the visitor could see one of three visualizations: a surround image (see Figure 3c ), a 3D model with an inserted depth video of the local (see Figure 3d ), and the 3D model with an animated avatar  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcg.2012.110 pmid:24807305 fatcat:kxcoecfz5rc6bdgal3u2fjeqtu

Joint collaborative technology experiment

Michael Wills, Donny Ciccimaro, See Yee, Thomas Denewiler, Nicholas Stroumtsos, John Messamore, Rodney Brown, Brian Skibba, Daniel Clapp, Jeff Wit, Randy J. Shirts, Gary N. Dion (+4 others)
2009 Unmanned Systems Technology XI  
As utilization of these systems grows at an ever increasing rate, the need for unmanned systems teaming and inter-system collaboration becomes apparent.  ...  A collaborative networked approach to development holds the promise of adding mission capability while simultaneously reducing the workload of system operators.  ...  A list of all the IP addresses of systems on both the remote and base sides were stored in the UCR base and remote PCUs as an access-control list.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.818341 fatcat:myocfren3neqrdryoxynbeqyli

Extreme Telesurgery [chapter]

Tams Haidegger, Zoltn Beny
2010 Robot Surgery  
The advantages of telemedicine are various, in the case of short-distance operations, the technology involved can mean great added value, such as an externally controlled tool holder or surgical robot  ...  Pilot networks have been installed and tested in the second half of the 20 th century, and the first intercontinental procedures were conducted in the 1990s (Rosser et al., 2007) .  ...  The research was supported by the National Office for Research and Technology (NKTH), Hungarian National Scientific Research Foundation grants OTKA T69055, CK80316. References  ... 
doi:10.5772/6894 fatcat:xndebm6fmrakdkvhb3wk47ex6y

Service Robots in the Healthcare Sector

Jane Holland, Liz Kingston, Conor McCarthy, Eddie Armstrong, Peter O'Dwyer, Fionn Merz, Mark McConnell
2021 Robotics  
Furthermore, we investigate the emerging focal issues of effective cleaning, logistics of patients and supplies, reduction of human errors, and remote monitoring of patients to increase system capacity  ...  Traditionally, advances in robotic technology have been in the manufacturing industry due to the need for collaborative robots.  ...  The MELODY system consists of a robotic arm that manipulates an ultrasound probe, and a control box which allows the sonographer to control the ultrasound probe remotely.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics10010047 fatcat:mgkfi3ghgbebxc4j5almkbgzni

A practical approach for active camera coordination based on a fusion-driven multi-agent system

Alvaro Luis Bustamante, José M. Molina, Miguel A. Patricio
2013 International Journal of Systems Science  
Traditional video surveillance algorithms are of no use for active cameras, and we have to look at different approaches.  ...  This problem is approached by means of a MAS, integrating data fusion as an integral part of the architecture for distributed coordination purposes.  ...  His main interests are artificial intelligence applied to image data processing, video surveillance automatic system, computer vision, and multi-agent systems.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207721.2013.795632 fatcat:uecxpcwglnbo3kxrrguaarzyp4

The IEEE 1918.1 "Tactile Internet" Standards Working Group and its Standards

Oliver Holland, Eckehard Steinbach, R. Venkatesha Prasad, Qian Liu, Zaher Dawy, Adnan Aijaz, Nikolaos Pappas, Kishor Chandra, Vijay S. Rao, Sharief Oteafy, Mohamad Eid, Mark Luden (+4 others)
2019 Proceedings of the IEEE  
on "Haptic Codecs for the TI."  ...  IEEE 1918.1 and its baseline standard aim to set the framework and act as the foundations for the TI, thereby also serving as a basis for further standards developed on TI within the WG.  ...  Kim, and B. Mancuso of the IEEE Standards Association for their assistance and advice in the process of this standards work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2018.2885541 fatcat:iaowpiawbvfindih7pumq2l3ze

Development of a Robotic Surgery Training System

Robin Julia Trute, Carlos Suárez Zapico, Andreas Christou, Daniel Layeghi, Stewart Craig, Mustafa Suphi Erden
2022 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
Tele-operation for a robotic system with hand controllers, the delay in the hand commands to be translated into robotic movements, slowness of the robotic movements, remote 2D or 3D vision of the actual  ...  Despite the importance of training for Robotic Surgery, there are not yet dedicated, low-cost, and widespread training platforms; rather, surgeons mostly train with the same Robotic Surgery system they  ...  haptic devices, a laptop to control the overall system, two Sony cameras and an Oculus Gaming Headset for 3D vision, and two separate software, one for on-site haptic control of the Robotic Surgery Trainer  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.773830 pmid:35174216 pmcid:PMC8841469 fatcat:gyglux3i6zhk7jpg7skjp4a2ia

Front Matter: Volume 10225

2017 Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2016)  
Publication of record for individual papers is online in the SPIE Digital Library. Paper Numbering: Proceedings of SPIE follow an e-First publication model.  ...  using a Base 36 numbering system employing both numerals and letters.  ...  1L Detecting dominant motion patterns in crowds of pedestrians [10225-67] 10225 1M Visual identification and similarity measures used for on-line motion planning of autonomous robots in unknown environments  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2271086 fatcat:vo6ip5boarcsjpn3lwtlbt2ooe

Dante II: Technical Description, Results, and Lessons Learned

John E. Bares, David S. Wettergreen
1999 The international journal of robotics research  
For more than five days the robot explored alone in the volcano crater using a combination of supervised autonomous control and teleoperated control.  ...  This article first describes in detail the robot, support systems, control techniques, and user interfaces.  ...  The authors would like to thank Dave Lavery of NASA Code SM for his unflagging support of the Dante missions and telerobotic research in general.  ... 
doi:10.1177/02783649922066475 fatcat:sj5b5x2q4ffv7b2eh5aeuywolq

Towards Haptic Communications over the 5G Tactile Internet

Konstantinos Antonakoglou, Xiao Xu, Eckehard Steinbach, Toktam Mahmoodi, Mischa Dohler
2018 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
Nevertheless, the high requirements of these applications demand networks which allow ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC) for the challenging task of applying the required Quality of Service  ...  control schemes and haptic data processing needed.  ...  without traffic lights, or a realtime simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) with autonomous-controlled cameras [9] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/comst.2018.2851452 fatcat:hclpvlm3nvhjhhkjlmjwftdtuq

Prototype Design and Experimental Evaluation of Autonomous Collaborative Communication System for Emerging Maritime Use Cases

Jiri Pokorny, Khanh Ma, Salwa Saafi, Jakub Frolka, Jose Villa, Mikhail Gerasimenko, Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Jiri Hosek
2021 Sensors  
Motivated by these potential benefits, we propose the deployment of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in an autonomous collaborative communication system.  ...  Providing high capacity, extended coverage, and better quality of services, autonomous collaborative systems can enable emerging maritime use cases, such as remote monitoring and navigation assistance.  ...  Specifically, the goal is to construct a prototype of a collaborative communication system composed of different autonomous vehicles operating in an offshore environment.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21113871 fatcat:zwqm5bl2zvhphmsfci2do6xvpq

ICCE-Berlin 2020 Technical Program

2020 2020 IEEE 10th International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE-Berlin)  
In this paper, we present a smart framework for Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled environments that promotes consumer interaction with that smart environment and provides the control and management functionality  ...  All digital twins are integrated with the environment control and management functionality, allowing for scalable, distributed smart environments that provide a consumer accessible interface for each smart  ...  In this paper, we present a new system for remotely flashing all models of ATMEL AVR microcontrollers via Wi-Fi and LoRa technologies.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icce-berlin50680.2020.9352196 fatcat:ocp23y4dqzb5nme5n6tbiuf57y

Acting Rehearsal in Collaborative Multimodal Mixed Reality Environments

William Steptoe, Jean-Marie Normand, Oyewole Oyekoya, Fabrizio Pece, Elias Giannopoulos, Franco Tecchia, Anthony Steed, Tim Weyrich, Jan Kautz, Mel Slater
2012 Presence - Teleoperators and Virtual Environments  
This paper presents the use of our multimodal mixed reality telecommunication system to support remote acting rehearsal.  ...  This triadic audiovisual telecommunication was performed in a spatial and multimodal collaborative mixed reality environment based on the "destination-visitor" paradigm, which we define and put into use  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank our actors, Jannik Kuczynski and Jasmina Zuazaga; our director, Morgan Rhys; and the Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Edward Kemp, and his  ... 
doi:10.1162/pres_a_00109 fatcat:bhi4kt4sdnekhiid67cugae45u

Towards Tactile Internet in Beyond 5G Era: Recent Advances, Current Issues and Future Directions

Shree Krishna Sharma, Isaac Woungang, Alagan Anpalagan, Symeon Chatzinotas
2020 IEEE Access  
Next, potential enabling technologies across physical/Medium Access Control (MAC) and network layers are identified and discussed in detail.  ...  First, starting with the vision of TI and recent advances and a review of related survey/overview articles, we present a generalized framework for wireless TI in the Beyond 5G Era including a TI architecture  ...  ., a controlled robot, which interacts with several objects in the remote environment and is directly controlled by the master domain via various commands.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2980369 fatcat:lq2gm7pjczcm5ogunz53xpmive
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