IROS2006 Workshop:
Technically Sponsored with OMG Robotics Domain Task Force

Robotic Standardization

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006    
Convention Hall No.15, Level 3
Beijing International Convention Center, China
[ 2006.10.12 Updated]   

INDEX: | Overview |  Program | Important Dates | Call for Paper | Program Committee | Related Events | Organaizers |

What's New:


In this workshop, we plan to introduce the ongoing robotic standardization activities in Object Management Group (OMG). We also envision this workshop to be an excellent forum for discussing closely related topics. OMG is an international software consortium aiming at establishing distributed computing specifications.

With the rapid progress in computer and communication technology, the robot systems are fast becoming larger and more complicated. Therefore, there is a real need for the software technologies to facilitate the efficient development of the robotic systems. Large numbers of research activities have been done separately to address the technological problems such as improving reliability, safety, operability and amenity for individual robotic systems. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to share the fruits of these works, because most of the software was developed either based on proprietary design architectures or created from scratch each time.

There are lots of activities seeking standards based on the commonality of robotic design and functions in the various fields. Unfortunately, most of the pioneering initiatives are developed independently of the others, driven by specific applications and objectives. To help alleviating this problem, this workshop strives to contribute to the notion of robotic standardization based on mutual understanding among the concerned parties.

In order to increase interoperability, compatibility and reusability between the various robotic common components, OMG established Robotics Domain Task Force (Robotics-DTF) in December 2005. The Robotics-DTF is looking to begin a dialog with vendors, end users, researchers, robotics organizations and other interested parties to lay the groundwork for a common platform-independent model of robotics software development.

Preliminary Program: 

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome and  Agenda Review
09:10 - 09:30
Self Introduction of All parrticipants
09:30 - 10:10 WS4-1  [presentation]
Robot Middleware and its Standardization in OMG
Tetsuo Kotoku (AIST, Japan)
10:10 - 10:50 WS4-2 [presentation]
Orca: Components for Robotics
Alexei Makarenko, Alex Brooks, and Tobias Kaupp (The University of Sydney)
11:10 - 11:50 WS4-3 [presentation]
Human Robot Interaction of the Robotic Systems
Byoung-Youl Song, Hye-Jin Kim, Su-Young Chi, and Yun-Koo Chung (ETRI, Korea)
11:50 - 12:30 WS4-4 [presentation]
Integration of  Ubiquitous Robotic Systems using Open Standards
Olivier Lemaire, Kohtaro Ohba, and Shigeoki Hirai (AIST, Japan)
14:00 - 14:40 WS4-5 [presentation]
Application specific programming languages and tools for robotics
Geoffrey Biggs and Bruce MacDonald  (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
14:40 - 15:20 WS4-6 [presentation]
Testing method for Intelligent Robot Software Components
Sun-Myung Hwang (Daejeon Univ., Korea), Yun-Koo Chung, Gil Jo Kim and Hyun Kyu Cho (ETRI, Korea)
15:40 - 16:20 WS4-7 [presentation]
Layered Implementation of Robotic Middlewares to the Physical Agent System
Makoto Mizukawa (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan)
16:20 - 17:20
Discussion for Future Collaboration
All Participants
17:20 - 17:30
Closing Remarks

Important Dates:

Call for Paper: New

The workshop will consist of several invited talks and paper presentations. Interested authors are welcome to submit their contributions. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: Papers should be prepared according to the IROS2006 final camera ready format, and should be 4 to 8 pages long. The detailed information on the paper format is available from the IROS 2006 page. Submissions should be sent to in the Portable Document Format (PDF) no later than August 1, 2006.

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