Architectures, middleware, and interfaces

The objective of this activity is to identify complete robot control architectures or architectural subsystems and patterns, which are attractive for re-use by researchers and application developers. This activity will review and evaluate technologies and methods used in industries dealing with systems similar to robots (automotive, aviation, embedded systems development) and identify those technologies and methods from which robotics would benefit strongly. Outreach to the community is essential for this activity in order to guarantee that we capture all relevant technologies and both the extent and depth of the problems involved.

The following scientific and technical key issues will be addressed in this activity: