Tactile Internet Islands

Principal Investigator(s): 
Gerhard Fettweis

Today’s wireless communications solutions provide infrastructure for delivering content. Content delivery occurs either within a constraint island of coverage, within the reach, for example, of a wireless local area network (WLAN), or ubiquitously from anywhere to anywhere using, for example, cellular infrastructure. Content delivered can be, for example, voice, videos, images, and web information. Unfortunately however, wireless communications infrastructure available to us today does not allow for the remote control of real or virtual objects, as end-to-end latency far exceeds 10ms. A critical limiting factor is the latency incurred by the wireless link(s).

ICSI researchers are performing exploratory research necessary to demonstrate the feasibility of a potentially transformative communications paradigm – the Tactile Internet. This project focuses on demonstrating Tactile Internet feasibility in the context of chip design architectures for network islands, thereby replicating innovation paths previously demonstrated.

Funding for this research provided by NSF.