Towards Standardization of Haptic Handshake for Tactile Internet: A WebRTC-Based Implementation

Ken Iiyoshi, Mahrukh Tauseef, Ruth Gebremedhin, Vineet Gokhale, Mohamad Eid

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Abstract

The rapidly rising interest in Tactile Internet (TI) has lead to the inception of IEEE 1918.1 working group (WG) with a primary objective of envisioning and standardizing various modules crucial for the realization of TI. One of the several core activities of the WG is to standardize haptic codecs for human-in-the-loop applications. This subsumes standardization of haptic handshake scheme for orchestration between heterogeneous nodes for seamless TI interaction. To this end, we present a novel haptic handshake protocol that facilitates exchange of haptic metadata between TI nodes through Tactile Internet Metadata (TIM) scheme. Through WebRTC-based implementation and real haptic devices, we provide a proof of concept of the proposed protocol. The mean and the standard deviation of the handshake latency is measured to be 47.25 ms and 23.38 ms, respectively, thereby making it a strong candidate for employment in TI applications. Finally, we shed light on future refinements to our implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHAVE 2019 - IEEE International Symposium on Haptic, Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728123554
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Event17th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic, Audio-Visual Environments and Games, HAVE 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Oct 3 2019Oct 4 2019

Publication series

NameHAVE 2019 - IEEE International Symposium on Haptic, Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic, Audio-Visual Environments and Games, HAVE 2019
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period10/3/1910/4/19

Keywords

  • TI Metadata (TIM)
  • Tactile Internet (TI)
  • WebRTC
  • handshake
  • request/response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Sensory Systems

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