Imagine you have developed software to localize a robot in the environment and you are interested in making it available in robotics.

  • You are
    • an SME, specialized in a certain domain
    • e.g. a component supplier for robot navigation
  • You want to
    • express your offer with pivotal features such that others can find your component (yellow pages)
    • ensure that others can use your component (composability + compositionality)
    • explicate non-functional properties of your component
      and define its variation points

 

Imagine you as an integrator are willing to develop an application which needs a localization module and you are interested in integrating the third-party localization software on your intralogistics mobile platform.

  • You are
    • an SME that wants to access robotics technology and that wants to build a robot application
  • You want
    • to select components from the market matching your expressed needs
    • your application to be correct by construction: you expect that building blocks seamlessly fit together
    • to view components as grey-boxes and use them “as-is”: adjust only at explicated variation points within modeled boundaries, do not modify source code.

 

RobMoSys’ results will

  • enable the increase of the quality of the developed component thanks to the use of formal models and validation of functional and non-functional properties supported by industry-grade tools
  • enable distribution of robotics software with a description and information about its quality, maturity and usage constraints
  • enable an integrator or end-user to integrate a localization module that was developed in a given environment (e.g. ROS, Yarp, SmartSoft, MOOS, Orocos, Reflexxes, MoveIT), in his own proprietary environment thanks to proper bridges between the platform-independent model and the target platform
  • increase the quality of the integration thanks to formal techniques implemented in industry- grade tools.

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