Modeling of a Telematic Control System for Robotic Equipment (SICTER)

Work Final Master by German Carro Fernandez, presented at 9th October of 2012.

At present the use of robots has shifted from industrial to educational, training, domestic and commercial, also becoming increasingly common to have specific needs to adapt to general robotic systems. That attitude is motivated by the quest for better economic efficiency, cost savings and a full repayment of the robotic equipment with which account.

One of the most interesting educational applications in the field of UNED is the interaction with remote laboratories. The ability to structure activities and mechanisms for remote access to laboratory robotics student for educational practices has been the main idea that has led this work, focused on the modelling of a telematic control system of a robotic team, is considered a part of an eventual PhD oriented development.

One of the most important issues of remote interaction is the control that the user (the student in this case) can make the robot tests, but at the same time must also be given control of the robot from the server to which it is connected in the laboratory, and finally given the state of the art must be keep in mind the use of devices and mobile terminals through which also allows this task. Reason for keeping in mind, this paper deals with the modelling of a telematic control system for robotic equipment.

This paper reflects, on the one hand, the theoretical structure of the model approaching it from the perspective of reuse, cost savings, search functionality and economy of time, and otherwise describing the practical experience of using this methodology by employing a low-cost commercial robot that is readily available, a mobile smartphone, and use free software to demonstrate how theoretical modelling system is really working on a practical level. Something that in all Ph.D. project described above will be useful in the short term to influence further into the use of remote laboratories in addition to the system of distance learning and distributed conducted from UNED.

The work includes complete exposition of the stages of modelling and a practical implementation phase demonstrating its performance and cost data, time and efficiency. At the same time includes a CD with complete documentation, reference documents and application source code that was used in the practical implementation of the system. It has sought to use at all times free software tools and low cost to facilitate implementation and increase efficiency. Something towards the development of the PhD project will help them adapt cited to any system, and its use and distribution by the own UNED.

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You can see the System working with a commercial robot on this video (subtitles on English and Spanish):

This work generates a 1.5 version of the app related, now available free at:

>>Web space of 1.5 version of the free app at Google Play

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