Integration of a virtual environment and 3D modelling tools in a networked robot system

Jiacheng Tan, Gordon J. Clapworthy, Igor R. Belousov

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This paper presents interfacing techniques to integrate a virtual environment (VE), computer graphics, image-based modeling, and other technologies in a networked system for robot control. Technologies such as networked robotics have advanced rapidly in the past decade, bringing a physical aspect to the usage of the Internet. Various applications of Internet telerobotics have been investigated and a variety of techniques have been proposed to increase the control robustness and efficiency of such systems. In this paper, we introduce a teleoperated robot manipulator that uses VE and other supporting technologies as a human-system interface to suppress the variable communication latency of the Internet. The paper focuses on the control techniques and the system structure that supports the implementation of the techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-86
JournalInternational Journal of Image and Graphics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Virtual environment
  • Image-based modelling
  • Robotics


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