Openness and flexibility

The overall objective of this activity is to provide the conceptual and technological means that will allow other work packages to develop and re-engineer open and flexible robotic software artefacts, to define metrics to assess their degree of openness and flexibility, to review them according to these metrics, and to define design principles and implementation guidelines to revise and improve them.

The IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology defines flexibility as the "ease with which a system or component can be modified for use in applications or environments other than those for which it was specifically designed".

The following scientific and technical key issues will be addressed:

Technical approach: