Short name: Physiobot5G
Long name: 5G Physiotherapist Robot
Company: Canonical Robots S.L.
Call: F4Fp-SME-COD210907 (see call details)
Proposal number: F4Fp-SME-COD210907-03
SUMMARY REMARKS & TESTBEDS
Our experiment seeks to implement a real-time long-distance teleoperation module for a collaborative Elfin robot. For this task, the MQTT protocol will be used, a standard for IOT messaging, which is ideal for connecting remote devices with a small code footprint and minimal network bandwidth. The bidirectional, fast and efficient communication of the protocol, designed as an extremely lightweight publish / subscribe messaging transport, would allow not only to send commands to the selected robot, but also to receive feedback from the robot’s status and sensors.
To ensure a long-distance effective teleoperation, as close as possible to a local operation of the robot, the lowest possible latency in communications must be ensured. For this, the 5G standard will be used, so it will be necessary to design a communications module that acts as an interface that allows the Elfin robot and the rests of sensors and actuators to connect to the 5G network. This approach will allow experts in the handling of the robots to participate, without the need for physical displacement, in the programming and real-time teleoperation of the systems where the robots are implemented, greatly reducing costs and time required for these tasks, and eliminating geographical barriers.