Date Added: Jul 2011
Telesurgical Robot Systems (TRSs) have been the focus of research in academic, military, and commercial domains for many years. Contemporary TRSs address mission critical operations emerging in extreme fields such as battlefields, underwater, and disaster territories. The lack of wire-lined communication infrastructure in such fields makes the use of wireless technologies including satellite and ad-hoc networks inevitable. TRSs over wireless environments pose unique challenges such as preserving a certain reliability threshold, adhering some maximum tolerable delay, and providing various security measures depending on the nature of the operation and communication environment.