telepresence in embedded systems with ubiatar
Be everywhere, with a robot or another IOT (Internet Of Things) device, not only a human Avatar.
Telepresence, as we intend it, is a service where you can see, hear and interact with people and things that are in a different place from your physical body.
A set of technologies which
“allow a person to feel as if they were present, to give the appearance of being present, or to have an effect, via telerobotics, at a place other than their true location”.
The main service of ubiatar is that of a fellow human being that offers his physical presence so that you can hire him to be your remote presence where he is.
There are, however, applications where you need an electronic device along with, or in place of, a human Avatar.
Just imagine industrial applications where you need to activate electronic/pneumatic/hydraulic equipments directly and not by directing your Avatar on pressing buttons or levers.
Or applications where you need readouts of levels and/or signals that are not on a display that your Avatar could point the camera at. For instance, a temperature, a voltage, a pressure that do not have a local instruments measuring them.
Also, there could be devices (like thermal cameras) that are difficult to plug into a smartphone, whereas a local computer or embedded system with USB/GPIO/LAN/serial or local ports could be easily connected.
These applications are easily supported by the ubiatar embedded systems SDK: a collection of software solutions that seamlessly integrates into most of the embedded/smart/micro PC cards and systems.
At the simplest level, the ubiatar webapp runs on most browsers on Windows/Linux/Mac PC systems, of any dimension. You can easily setup all these platforms so that they automatically launch and login into ubiatar at startup.
If you need specific support for I/O, onboard devices and additional communication protocols, the embedded systems SDK supports most calling schemes for system software. For instance, you can call any DLL function from the ubiatar webapp so that data and messages can go to/from almost any kind of software driver
Another class of electronic systems that can be connected with the ubiatar platform is that of drones:
You can connect a drone to ubiatar and remotely control it.
Another obvious usage is that of remote robots of any kind.
It is not the best use of the ubiatar concept, but these complex systems too are easily controlled remotely with ubiatar