Project Title: Design of a Telerobotic System over the CCSE LAN
Project Code: MAM8.

Telerobotics allows a human operator using a master arm (client program) to remotely teleoperate a slave robot arm (server program). This is particularty useful for operations in hostile environemnts like under-water, radio-active, medical, etc. The quality of the interactions (force/effort and vision) between the operator and the slave arm depends on available communication technology and badwidth. High speed netwroks and multimedia services can provide an effective tool for the implementation of high-quality telerobotics and telepresence. These allow (1) arbitrary distance separation between master and slave stations (mobile networks), (2) flexible operability, and (3) continous high-quality visual (stereo-vision) and force information exchange. The project is to implement a simple telerobotic system that consists of a network interface between: (1) a client machine (PC) having a master-arm (or joystick) and a 3-D visualization mechanism , and (2) a server machine having a slave-arm with two video cameras (Kodak-USB). Mainly all this equipment is installed in the Robotics lab. The students will use a network-oriented programming language and some packages (Microsoft Netmeeting and others) in the above implementation.

Status                 Available  
Name of Supervisor     Mayez Al-Mouhamed   
Action Plan            To be submitted   
Progress Report        To be submitted   
Attendance  Report      
Student(s)             One  
Number of Semesters    One or two     
Co-requisite           Programming in Visual Basic