Big Signal: Information Interaction for Public Telerobotic Exploration

Peter Coppin, Alexi Morrissey, Michael D. Wagner, Matthew Vincent, and Geb Thomas
Presented at the Workshop on Current Challenges in Internet Robotics, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 1999.


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Abstract
Obstacles must be overcome in order to make viable public distribution of interactive remote experiences via the Internet. High latency and the fact that there are many more users than robots make traditional forms of telerobotics difficult. The Big Signal project seeks to overcome these obstacles using information interaction tightly coupled to a live autonomous rover mission. Information interaction allows users to engage in a rich exploratory experience without affecting the robotics mission. Additionally, information interaction adheres to the Internet standard of client/server models that allow many users to interact with one data set of information. In December 1998, Big Signal deployed a prototype project by providing an educational interface that allowed students and the public to participate in remote telescience.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center

Text Reference
Peter Coppin, Alexi Morrissey, Michael D. Wagner, Matthew Vincent, and Geb Thomas, "Big Signal: Information Interaction for Public Telerobotic Exploration," Presented at the Workshop on Current Challenges in Internet Robotics, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 1999.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Coppin_1999_3314,
   author = "Peter Coppin and Alexi Morrissey and Michael D Wagner and Matthew Vincent and Geb Thomas",
   title = "Big Signal: Information Interaction for Public Telerobotic Exploration",
   booktitle = "Presented at the Workshop on Current Challenges in Internet Robotics, International Conference on Robotics and Automation",
   month = "May",
   year = "1999",
}