Challenges for Mobile Internet Appliances

We in the Network-Centric Applied Research Team (NCART) are conducting an on-going study designed to resolve issues associated with the reality of movement and interaction of a Web-enabled mobile teleoperated device in a dynamic, unstructured indoor environment. Our goal is to document anomalies in the form of extensive recreation and annotated video. We have undertaken this task in order to develop strategies, tools and techniques for dealing with mobility issues likely to be encountered by actual teleoperated devices in their role as Internet Appliances (IAs). In this paper we outline our experimental design and describe some of the difficulties we have encountered.

Proc. of the IASTED International Conference for Robotics and Applications (RA’01), Clearwater, Florida, USA November 19-22, 2001

Challenges for Mobile Internet Appliances