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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 equipment to outside universities, industrial researchers, and elementary and secondary education programs. In the past, the ORNL Robotics and Process Systems Division (RPSD) 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 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 ismore » a tool that enables extended collaborative efforts without regard to geographic limitations.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
459425
Report Number(s):
CONF-970464-7
ON: DE97002986; TRN: 97:007649
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 7. American Nuclear Society topical meeting on robotics and remote systems, Augusta, GA (United States), 27 Apr - 1 May 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ROBOTS; LABORATORIES; COMPUTER NETWORKS; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Citation Formats

Kress, R.L., and Love, L.J. The Virtual Robotics Laboratory. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Kress, R.L., & Love, L.J. The Virtual Robotics Laboratory. United States.
Kress, R.L., and Love, L.J. Sat . "The Virtual Robotics Laboratory". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/459425.
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