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Haptic networking supporting vertical industries

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnabling 5G Communication Systems to Support Vertical Industries
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781119515579
ISBN (Print)9781119515531
Published19 Jul 2019

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Touch is seen as the modality that will complement hearing and vision as a third media stream over the Internet in a variety of future haptic applications. This chapter introduces the basics for haptic communication and discusses its quality of service and quality of experience requirements as well as the main key performance indicators (KPIs) for the Tactile Internet. In addition, it reviews and evaluates notable methodologies and technologies of bilateral teleoperation stability control and haptic data reduction, necessary components of the haptic communication infrastructure. Furthermore, the chapter takes into account the 5th Generation architecture, KPIs and some 3rd Generation Partnership Project components as well as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute Network Function Virtualisation management and orchestration capabilities that will allow haptic applications to take life, in combination with the haptic data communication protocols, bilateral teleoperation control schemes and haptic data processing needed.

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