UHLMANN, T. S.; SBAIS, P. H. S. ; MENDES, L. A. ELSA-Py – Open-Source extension for communication and data management in interactive remote experimentation under iLab Shared Architecture. In: 13th APCA International Conference on Automatic Control and Soft Computing (CONTROLO), 2018, Ponta Delgada,Azores,Portugal. Proceedings of the 2018 13th APCA International Conference on Automatic Control and Soft Computing (CONTROLO). Ponta Delgada,Azores,Portugal, 2018.
Paper depicts an architecture expansion for communication and data management that can be used in Remote Experimentation and Game-Based Learning. This architecture is compliant with iLab Shared Architecture and is
based upon open source software and hardware, in particular low cost platforms such as the Raspberry Pi 3. It consists of three main entities: user-side interface, experiment-side (lab) application and, interconnecting both, the cloud server enhanced with the messaging intermediator. Architecture takes into account typical requirements for educational institutions, such as
open-source technologies, remote systems usage management (service brokerage) and security. In trial implementations, three single-user, remotely operated experiments have been enabled using ELSA-Py, in which students will be able to practice concepts of lean production (LyMIE), object position control (Windball) and image calibration (TabRecon). The integration has been tested and the performance of ELSA-Py architecture as a tool do deploy educational remotely operated systems is discussed.