Post by Erik Baas Post by Robert Heller Post by Erik Baas
Do you mean the "Interactive Model Railroad" at TU-Freiberg ? It still
Unfortnately, it does not seem to be operating... :-(
I can not test it because it uses Java, and Firefox refuses to enable
Are you sure it doesn't work ? In that case I should mark it "disabled"!
The Computer Sceince Departement of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg,
Germany used to run the Internet Model Railroad on this Website.
Unfortunately the laboratory in which the layout was sitting is needed
for another experiment, the X-SITE. Unfortunately the University could
not find another suitable room for the layout and the computers. In
November of 2008 we had to dismantle the Internet Model Railroad. It
will not be set up again.
The Internet Model Railroad has been a quite popular experiment in
Internet based remote control and streaming. The experiment had grown
out of a small layout and a video stzreaming system we had built at the
University of Ulm starting in 1995 (see our paper from 1996 ). After a
break in 2001 and 2002, we extended and enhanced the experiment at
Freiberg starting in 2003. We were able to conduct extensive experiments
in Internet video streaming with it. More than 2 Million visitors have
played with our Internet Model Railroad in almost 12 years.
The department of computer science is now working on a Internet remote
control experiment with little robots playing soccer.
I want to express my gratitude to all participants of the experiment,
particularly to Dr. Heiner Wolf, Dr. Steffen Rudolf, and the many
students for their relentless work in the design, implementation, and
operation of the Internet Model Railroad.
Prof. Dr. Konrad Froitzheim