A Cloud Robotics Platform to Enable Remote Communication for Deafblind People

  • Ludovico Orlando Russo
  • Giuseppe Airò FarullaEmail author
  • Carlo Geraci
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10896)


Cloud Robotics is the application of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to the realm of robotics. This paradigm is gaining momentum in worldwide research as it allows to build robotic infrastructures leveraging on both IoT and the Cloud. These technologies are every day more pervasive in our lives and enhance service robotics (i.e., robotics applications meant to serve humans). We are developing a novel Cloud Robotics architecture empowered by hand tracking technology and 3D-printed bio-inspired robotic arms to enable remote on-line communication for deafblind people in tactile sign language, the communication system most natural to them.


Cloud robotics Service robotics Tactile sign languages Remote communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludovico Orlando Russo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Airò Farulla
    • 2
    Email author
  • Carlo Geraci
    • 3
  1. 1.HotBlack RoboticsTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Università Ca’ Foscari VeneziaTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Institut Jean-Nicod, Département d’études cognitives, ENS, EHESS, CNRS, PSLParisFrance

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