Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Engineering and Sciences

First Advisor

Marius C. Silaghi

Second Advisor

Lucas Stephane

Third Advisor

Veton Kepuska

Fourth Advisor

Philip Bernhard


This thesis presents a robot control framework to aid in research using a robotic arm. The scope of this current study is to develop a framework to allow controlling the robotic arm from either a remote network or locally in the lab. A previous method of remote control was present using a Java applet that is no longer supported. The new framework allows communication through REST calls to a server controlling the robot and also tests direct commands to the robot controller to evaluate the overhead of all communication methods.