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RoboFrame - A Modular Software Framework for Lightweight Autonomous Robots

Petters, S. and Thomas, Dirk and Stryk, Oskar von (2007):
RoboFrame - A Modular Software Framework for Lightweight Autonomous Robots.
In: Proceedings, Workshop on Measures and Procedures for the Evaluation of Robot Architectures and Middleware of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Oct. 29, 2007, San Diego, CA, USA, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

The complexity of autonomous robot systems has increased dramatically in recent years. Besides an increased variety of robots, sensors, actuators, onboard computers and intelligent algorithms, the architecture of the software has gained crucial relevance with respect to the efficiency for adopting a robotic system to new hardware, new software or new tasks. For evaluation of different robot architectures and middleware not only a set of set of evaluation criterias is required. At least equally important for an evaluation is to define a representative set of the boundary conditions, i.e., different types of robots, tasks and scenarios as well as robot programmers. How the different criteria of an evaluation will be weighted also depends on these boundary conditions. To address the special needs of heterogeneous teams of autonomous lightweight robots, the software framework RoboFrame has been developed. Its main characteristics are platform independency, modularity and high efficiency. It is also bundled with a library of common components for robot control software, which provides much more support to the robot programmer than a robot middleware system alone.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2007
Creators: Petters, S. and Thomas, Dirk and Stryk, Oskar von
Title: RoboFrame - A Modular Software Framework for Lightweight Autonomous Robots
Language: English
Abstract:

The complexity of autonomous robot systems has increased dramatically in recent years. Besides an increased variety of robots, sensors, actuators, onboard computers and intelligent algorithms, the architecture of the software has gained crucial relevance with respect to the efficiency for adopting a robotic system to new hardware, new software or new tasks. For evaluation of different robot architectures and middleware not only a set of set of evaluation criterias is required. At least equally important for an evaluation is to define a representative set of the boundary conditions, i.e., different types of robots, tasks and scenarios as well as robot programmers. How the different criteria of an evaluation will be weighted also depends on these boundary conditions. To address the special needs of heterogeneous teams of autonomous lightweight robots, the software framework RoboFrame has been developed. Its main characteristics are platform independency, modularity and high efficiency. It is also bundled with a library of common components for robot control software, which provides much more support to the robot programmer than a robot middleware system alone.

Title of Book: Proceedings, Workshop on Measures and Procedures for the Evaluation of Robot Architectures and Middleware of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Oct. 29, 2007
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Simulation, Systems Optimization and Robotics Group
Event Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2009 11:07
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