The Network-Centric Applied Research Team (N-CART) at Ryerson University has developed an improved WWW-based, wireless robot for telepresence applications. The mobile robot WAX  allows teleoperated control over the Internet using a standard web browser. WAX streams continuous video and audio through a wireless link from an onboard camera and microphone to video and audio servers associated with a generic web server. The system allows anyone with a connection to the Internet and a Java-Enabled web browser to control WAX. Employing WAX as a model to facilitate research in telepresence and teleoperation over the WWW, NCART has created on-line and printable manuals explaining how such a low-cost system can be recreated with limited resources and expertise.
Proc. of ht International Conference for Upcoming Engineers (I-CUE’02), Toronto, Canada May 2, 2002