Clone-based Cloud Robotics System for Robot Teleoperation

Hamza Aagela, Violeta Holmes

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Robots are now able to assist humans in many demanding tasks. Teleoperation is one way to combine robot skills and human operator abilities, through remote automatic or manual control. However, modern applications require larger processing and memory resources than those currently available in most robotic systems. The main challenges associated with networked robots occur due to resource constraints, information and learning constraints, and communication constraints. In this paper we present our approach in dealing with teleoperation processes in multi-robot environments that attempt to tackle the Heterogeneity robot challenge. We have implemented clone-based cloud robotic platform (CCRP) which is designed to provide platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for the client robots. In this system, a virtual machine (VM) is assigned in a cloud for every
robot. The platform uses Robot Operating System (ROS) as a middleware environment for robot development. The result show that the response time in teleoperation was on average 240ms for Turtlebot robot and 273ms for NAO robot.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 EMerging Technology Conference - EMiT 2019
EditorsM. K. Bane, V. Holmes
PublisherThe Emerging Technology (EMiT) Conference
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780993342646
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2019
Event5th Emerging Technology Conference - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Apr 201911 Apr 2019
Conference number: 5 (Link to Conference Website)


Conference5th Emerging Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleEMiT 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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