A rat in the browser

Heath, Scott, Cummings, Angus, Wiles, Janet and Ball, David (2011). A rat in the browser. In: ACRA 2011 Proceedings. Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2011), Melbourne, Australia, (1-10). 7-9 December 2011.

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Author Heath, Scott
Cummings, Angus
Wiles, Janet
Ball, David
Title of paper A rat in the browser
Conference name Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2011)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 7-9 December 2011
Proceedings title ACRA 2011 Proceedings
Journal name Proceedings of the 2011 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Monash University
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780980740424
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper describes a new Internet telerobot framework suitable for autonomous mobile robots and designed for user edutainment. Our specific implementation allows users to give goals to a biologically inspired navigating robot, the iRat, and SLAM system, RatSLAM. The framework is built on open source tools such as the increasingly popular Robot Operating System and de facto standard Apache web server. The users receive visual updates via their browser at 10Hz on a PC or mobile device. The results demonstrate a reliable autonomous mobile robot system that within 24 hours of continuous operation reached 447 goals, traveled 199 meters, and an Internet telerobot framework that can support many users and uploaded images totaling 19GB. Survey results indicated that users found the site visually pleasing and intuitive, the video was smooth, and that users would stay for a relatively long period.
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