Reference Work Entry

Springer Handbook of Robotics

pp 741-757

Telerobotics

  • Günter NiemeyerAffiliated withDepartment of Mechanical Engineering Design Group, Terman Engineering Center, Stanford University Email author 
  • , Carsten PreuscheAffiliated withInstitut für Robotik und Mechatronik, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen Email author 
  • , Gerd HirzingerAffiliated withInstitut für Robotik und Mechatronik, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen Email author 

Abstract

In this chapter we present an overview of the field of telerobotics with a focus on control aspects. Motivated by an historical prespective and some challenging applications of this research area a classification of control architectures is given, including an introduction to the different strategies. An emphasis is taken on bilateral control and force feedback, which is a vital research field today. Finally we suggest some literature for a closer engagement with the topic of telerobotics.