Telerobotics

Telerobotics is an emerging field, currently covering various application domains and robot network paradigms. Our group is dealing with
 
  • network robotics
  • cloud robotics
  • teleoperation systems
  • time-delay systems
  • internet-based technologies in a broader sense.
 
We are working on a roadmap for the near future, describing development trends and emerging application areas.
Cloud Robotics may have a significant role in the future as an explicitly human-centered technology, capable of addressing the dire needs of our society. At the current stage of development, robots can use their sensory information—including cameras, sonars, 3D scanners—to perform extended search on large data bases and the internet to identify any unknown object or situation they may encounter. The proper identification helps them to shape up helping circumstances
Teleoperation systems and time delay systems have already a significant role, nowadays. Their application field is getting wider: they are used successfully e.g. in space, under water, in the operating rooms, and in case of disasters. The field consists of achieving stable control, processing sensory information, and handling specific tools based on the sensory information. Its main goal is to avoid human interaction in dangerous situations and providing helping environment (for the human) in case on complex tasks or solutions requiring exactitude.
The distributed problem-solving and knowledge-sharing is the essence of Networked Robotics, and this approach could be extended to various tasks, ranging from telemedicine applications to virtual collaboration frameworks.
These technologies need solution- and human-centered attitude and knowledge sharing which is one of the main points of robotics. Additionally, this approach could be extended to various tasks, ranging from telemedicine applications to virtual collaboration frameworks.