[robotics-worldwide] ICAR 2009 Workshop: "Rapid Application Development in Robotics: On the role of re-use and adaptation of system components, middleware, and control architectures"

Azamat Shakhimardanov ashakh2m at fh-bonn-rhein-sieg.de
Thu May 21 05:42:30 PDT 2009


ICAR 2009 Workshop: "Rapid Application Development in Robotics: On the 
role of re-use and adaptation of system components, middleware, and 
control architectures". Marriott Hotel, Munich Germany, June 22nd 2009


The concept of “reusability” and “configurability” of software 
components is becoming more and more important in the development of 
modern robotic systems. These much-neglected nonfunctional requirements 
are key enablers of the innovative, multi-vendor, high added value 
robotics research, industrial manufacturing and professional services. 
Reuse and related concepts are the main driving force in defining the 
ability of a software system to respond to demands of changing robotics 
trends. RoSta Middleware and Architecture activities performed 
exhaustive survey and comparison of the existing state of the art in 
robot software. The results of the survey confirm that most of the 
approaches are “from the scratch” systems without extra notable progress 
in research. One of the main reasons was that most of the previously 
produced results (in the form of software and experimental data) were 
barely interchangeable (inconsistent syntax/semantics) or 
reusable/inter-operable (no common software models for communication, 
components etc). One of the main objectives of this workshop is to 
address this issue of “reusable/interoperable/ interchangeable” software 
by defining initial guidelines/decisions and identifying trade-off 
points and future research projects.

9:00 -– 9.05 Welcome
9:05 –- 9:30 Erwin Prassler and Azamat Shakhimardanov: The Use of Reuse: 
A White Paper,
09:30 – 10:00 Herman Bruyninckx: A reusable API for sensor-based robot 
motion specification and control,
10:00 – 10:30 Geoffrey Biggs: Reuse of robot software in GearBox, Player 
and OpenRTM
10:30 –11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 Anthony Mallet: Building middleware-independent robotics 
software components
11:30 – 12:00 Klas Nilsson: Principles for layered software in robot 
control architectures and middleware
12:00 – 12:30 Davide Brugali: Techniques to build and reuse software 
12:30 – 13:00 Rainer Bischoff: BRICS – Best Practise in Robotics.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:25 Discussion and Recommendations
15:30 – 15:55 Coffee break
16:00 – 16:15 Discussion and closing

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS: Erwin Prassler, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany
Azamat Shakhimardanov, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany
Klas Nilsson, University of Lung, Sweden

INVITED SPEAKERS: Geoffrey Biggs, AIST, Japan
Anthony Mallet, LAAS CNRS, France
Herman Bruyninckx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Davide Brugali, University of Bergamo

FOR further information on the workshop please visit


B-IT Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology,
University of Applied Sciences  Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, 
Dept. Autonomous Systems
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin
phone:  +49 2241 865-468
fax:    +49 2241 865-8468
mobile  +49 178 147-8343
azamat.shakhimardanov at fh-brs.de

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