• Daniël van den Berg
  • Rebecca Glans
  • Dorian de Koning
  • Fernando Kuipers
  • Jochem Lugtenburg
  • Kurian Polachan
  • T. Venkata Prabhakar
  • Chandramani Singh
  • Belma Turkovic
  • Bryan van Wijk
The Tactile Internet presently constitutes a vision of an Internet over which, in addition to current communications modalities, a sense of touch can be transported. In that case, people would no longer need to be physically near the systems they operate, but could control them remotely. The main problem that needs to be solved to realize the Tactile Internet is summarized by the “1 ms challenge.” If the response time of a system is below 1 ms, the end-user will not be able to tell the difference between controlling a system locally or from another location. This paper offers a summary of the requirements for haptic communications, followed by an overview of challenges in realizing the Tactile Internet. In addition, possible solutions to these challenges are proposed and discussed. For example, the development of the fifth generation mobile communication networks will provide a good foundation upon which a Tactile Internet could be built. This paper also describes the design of a modular testbed needed for testing of a wide variety of haptic system applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23502
Number of pages23518
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - 18 Oct 2017

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