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Design and Implementation of Web-Based Virtual Mobile Robot Laboratory for Engineering Education

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Information System Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli 41001, Turkey
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Department of Information Technologies, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli 41001, Turkey
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Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli 41001, Turkey
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Symmetry 2020, 12(6), 906; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12060906
Received: 10 May 2020 / Revised: 23 May 2020 / Accepted: 27 May 2020 / Published: 1 June 2020
A web-based virtual and remote laboratory environment is developed, realized and proposed for real time control and monitoring of a mobile robot in an indoor environment. In this laboratory, a real time and continuous video stream of indoor laboratory environment is viewed by wireless IP camera mounted to the ceiling. The localization of the robot is also implemented using this IP camera. In this environment, a virtual target and virtual obstacles are located anywhere on the video image taken by the user. The robot is guaranteed to arrive at the virtual target avoiding virtual obstacles using the shortest path. The video stream of the robot’s navigation is monitored through the web environment. The robot is controlled by a BeagleBoard-xM single board computer. The PC web server symmetrically communicates with the other web server on the BeagleBoard-xM, executing developed application software. Since genetic algorithms generate alternative solutions, it is utilized as a path planning algorithm. Parameters such as population size and maximum generation of genetic algorithms applied to get the shortest path for the robot are tuned via the web-based virtual laboratory environment. The robot is also controlled manually through the web environment. At the conclusion of the experiments, the results are monitored on the web-based virtual laboratory environment. A low-cost mobile robot virtual remote laboratory is designed and implemented for engineering education in this paper. Consequently, survey and some experimental works, of the usability and performance of the RRC-Lab (remote robot control-laboratory) system are confirmed by students. View Full-Text
Keywords: mobile robot; remote control and monitoring; image processing; localization; path planning; single board computer; engineering education mobile robot; remote control and monitoring; image processing; localization; path planning; single board computer; engineering education
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Solak, S.; Yakut, Ö.; Dogru Bolat, E. Design and Implementation of Web-Based Virtual Mobile Robot Laboratory for Engineering Education. Symmetry 2020, 12, 906.

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