Telerobot Arm (TRA)
The objective of this research is to operate a robot arm via the Internet network, which is called “Telerobot Arm or (TRA)”. The robot arm is connected with a server computer via a parallel port and it is controlled by a client computer via the Internet network by the webcam guidance. The server and client computers are located at different campuses with distance of around 20 kilometers. The whole robot arm is made of plastic. Therefore, it has some limitation to hold a heavy object. The experiments are conducted on three different tasks, which are 1) hold a small box and put it into a small basket, 2) push a bottle of water, and 3) hold a bottle of water. The experiments have given a very attractive result.
C. Pornpanomchai and P. Sukklay, "Telerobot Arm (TRA)", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 5155-5160, 2012