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Robot standards and reference architectures

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 045304

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 062 955

  • EU contribution

    € 970 000

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Germany

Objective

The objective of RoSta is to proactively take the initiative on the definition of formal standards and the establishment of de facto standards in the field of robotics, especially service robotics. The project does not aim at a broad coverage of topics, which might lend themselves towards a standardisation. Rather we intend to take the initiative in the formulation of standards in a very few, selected key topics which have the highest possible impact. These topics are at the core of robotics research and development, and therefore have the potential to form the root of a whole chain of standard defining activities going far beyond the specific activities of RoSta.

More specifically the technological objectives are to coordinate a set of actions initiating and preparing a set of standard defining activities on the following topics of advanced robotics:

1. Creation of a glossary/ontology for mobile manipulation and service robots
2. Specification of a reference architecture for mobile manipulation and service robots
3. Specification of a middleware for mobile manipulation and service robots
4. Formulation of benchmarks (of components, methods, middleware and architectures) for mobile manipulation and service robots

Each line of activity will result either in
- an action plan for a standard defining activity or
- an action plan and a recommendation/proposal to the European Commission for a supported activity (e.g. a open-source project with significant financial support in FP7) or
- an action plan for a community driven open-source activity with seed-money for example to run a project office or alike

To translate the above activities into a standard defining activity, a liaison with IEEE Standard has been established. Recommendations or action plans developed in the above activities will lead to the establishment of so called Study Groups, which then initiate an official standard defining activity.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Address

Tullastr. 72
79108 MÜNchen

Germany

Participants (7)

EUNITED AISBL

Belgium

FACHHOCHSCHULE BONN-RHEIN-SIEG

Germany

GPS GESELLSCHAFT FUER PRODUKTIONSSYSTEME GMBH

Germany

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

SAGEM DEFENSE SECURITE

France

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA

Italy

VISUAL COMPONENTS OY

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 045304

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 062 955

  • EU contribution

    € 970 000

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Germany