Remote Robotics Surgery
aMDI created a network delay tool that could be inserted into a network and intercept data flowing between specific machines. The tool was able to detect data meant for each machine and specifically hold those without intercepting any other data not meant for the specified machines. The main focus of the tool was to be able to stress test and degrade network conditions between the desired machines. It was able to delay data, causing network lag, as well as spike the network, causing brief "blackout" periods between the machines.
The primary goal of the implementation was to test a surgery robot's ability to work under less-than-ideal network conditions, as well as, test the doctor's piloting ability under high delay and blackout situations.