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Title: The Virtual Robotics Laboratory

Abstract

The growth of the Internet has provided a unique opportunity to expand research collaborations between industry, universities, and the national laboratories. The Virtual Robotics Laboratory (VRL) is an innovative program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that is focusing on the issues related to collaborative research through controlled access of laboratory equipment using the World Wide Web. The VRL will provide different levels of access to selected ORNL laboratory secondary education programs. In the past, the ORNL Robotics and Process Systems Division has developed state-of-the-art robotic systems for the Army, NASA, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, as well as many other clients. After proof of concept, many of these systems sit dormant in the laboratories. This is not out of completion of all possible research topics. but from completion of contracts and generation of new programs. In the past, a number of visiting professors have used this equipment for their own research. However, this requires that the professor, and possibly his/her students, spend extended periods at the laboratory facility. In addition, only a very exclusive group of faculty can gain access to the laboratory and hardware. The VRL is a tool that enables extended collaborative efforts without regard tomore » geographic limitations.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
14318
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-13447
TRN: AH200136%%450
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; EDUCATION; INTERNET; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; ORNL; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Citation Formats

Kress, R.L., and Love, L.J. The Virtual Robotics Laboratory. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/14318.
Kress, R.L., & Love, L.J. The Virtual Robotics Laboratory. United States. doi:10.2172/14318.
Kress, R.L., and Love, L.J. Wed . "The Virtual Robotics Laboratory". United States. doi:10.2172/14318. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/14318.
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