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Model-Based System Architecture by Markus Walker, Stephan Roth, Jesko G. Lamm, Tim Weilkiens

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Chapter 2An Example: The Virtual Museum Tour System

We need an example system for the demonstration of various techniques to be presented in this book. The example of our choice is based on robotics work that one of us (Jesko G. Lamm) started doing as a leisure activity during his time at university, together with his fellow student Erik Solda who had the initial idea. During the course of this work, different robots were built. One of them is shown in Figure 2.1. It is the one that inspired the authors of this book in developing a fictitious example system to be presented in the following.

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Figure 2.1 One of the robots that was built during the robotics work by J.G. Lamm and E. Solda. © 2007, 2014 Jesko G. Lamm, reproduced with permission.

For this book, we thought of a robot according to Figure 2.2. The robot would drive through a museum. A live video stream from a camera on the robot would be broadcasted. People with access to the live video stream could thus see the exposition, even when the museum is closed.

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Figure 2.2 The fictitious museum robot with the purpose of enabling virtual museum tours.

When we had completed the first chapters of this book based on this example system, we noticed that we were not the only ones who had this idea: an organization called “The ...

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