• Günter NiemeyerEmail author
  • Carsten Preusche
  • Stefano Stramigioli
  • Dongjun Lee
Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)


In this chapter we present an overview of the field of telerobotics with a focus on control aspects. To acknowledge some of the earliest contributions and motivations the field has provided to robotics in general, we begin with a brief historical perspective and discuss some of the challenging applications. Then, after introducing and classifying the various system architectures and control strategies, we emphasize bilateral control and force feedback. This particular area has seen intense research work in the pursuit of telepresence. We also examine some of the emerging efforts, extending telerobotic concepts to unconventional systems and applications. Finally, we suggest some further reading for a closer engagement with the field.


Mobile Robot Force Feedback Supervisory Control Slave System Slave Robot 
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advanced servomanipulator


autonomous aquatic vehicle


Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique


central processing unit


German Aerospace Center


degree of freedom


energy bounding algorithm


energy packet


extravehicular activity




international space station


Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Laparoscopic Assistant Robotic System


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


multiple master multiple-slave


multiple master single-slave


National Aeronautics and Space Agency


passivity controller




passivity observer


passive set-position modulation


robot-assisted microsurgery


robotics component verification on ISS


single-master multiple-slave


single-master single-slave


telerob explosive ordnance disposal and observation robot


telesensor programming


unmanned aerial vehicle


wheeled mobile robot


zero order hold


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter Niemeyer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carsten Preusche
    • 2
  • Stefano Stramigioli
    • 3
  • Dongjun Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.Disney ResearchGlendaleUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Robotics and MechatronicsGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)WesslingGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science, Control LaboratoryUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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