Dear Roboticist,

The European Robotics Forum is less than one month away and we are getting ready! You will have many opportunities to meet up with members of the RobMoSys consortium at the RobMoSys booth in the exhibition area and visit our workshop "Overcoming the boundaries of today's Software Engineering" on March 4th at 8:30 a.m. in Sala Multiusos 4, to find out what the latest developments in Model-driven engineering for Robotics are.

Time flies, when you are busy and excited about what you are doing. This is particularily the case for our selected ITPs of Instrument #1 and #3, whose 6-month runtime will be over by the end of March. We have uploaded some videos showing the results of AROSYS (Instrument #1 Fast Adaption) and SmartDDS (Instrument #3 Innovation Expert Intake) so far.

We also have a new feature in Payrus for Robotics, integrating a ROS2 build system into the CDT editor of the Eclipse environment. See below to find out more.

Get involved! Join us on the RobMoSys Discourse platform: what do you think about the RobMoSys approach?

The RobMoSys Wiki is continuously being updated, describing examples of composition using the RobMoSys methodology. You can easily keep track of changes in the Wiki in our Changelog.


European Robotics Forum

Hola y bienvenidos a Málaga!

Are you looking forward to the European Robotic Forum at the Costa del Sol, where the sun shines 300 days a year?

We recommend to wake up early on March 4th, enjoy the sunrise at 7:44 with a strong cup of Spanish coffee and head to our workshop at 8:30 a.m. in the Sala Multiusos 4, where we will talk about "Overcoming the boundaries of today's Robotics Software Engineering":

There are many misconceptions about robotics. The complexity of creating robotic solutions is too high for the domains not using robots today. We want to reduce this complexity.  This workshop will give you answers to the most pressing issues: reducing costs and complexity, become more flexible and gain more predictability.

The “EU Digital Industrial Platform for Robotics” – initiative aims to establish a common methodology for software development, improve tools and foster interoperability by model interchange and composability.

You will see demonstrations of existing tools for the various stakeholders in the development workflow, e.g. Safety Engineers, System Architects, Behaviour Developers, Function Developers, etc…  

Find the full agenda here


Get to know the RobMoSys Integrated Technical Projects: AROSYS and SmartDDS

With Instrument #1 FAST ADOPTION our goal is to boost a fast adoption of the RobMoSys approach in the industry: SMEs and small teams in large industrial companies, were asked to develop RobMoSys-conformant pilots (industrial case studies) based on existing assets (software and tools from the RobMoSys ecosystem), or provide software components conformant to the RobMoSys pilots.

AROSYS - Advanced Robot Simulations for RobMoSys

Only short time into the project, the AROSYS ITP has already now published intermediate results. Find the first components available for immediate composition using the SmartMDSD Toolchain at their GitHub repository:

To grasp the benefit of this ITP's contribution, lean back and enjoy the composition of software components and running an example application in Webots:

Watch the AROSYS Demo on YouTube


In Instrument #3 Innovation Expert Intake we were looking for proposals from legal entities offering expert services in order to push innovation and strengthen the RobMoSys community.

SmartDDS - Guidelines for Improving SmartMDSD with DDS and QoS attributes for communications

The main objectives of SmartDDS are:

• to explore the best way to define so-called quality of service attributes for communication objects in RobMoSys

• to evaluate and refin code generators needed to create DDS-compliant code from RobMoSys communication patterns, and

• to design a gateway to exchange data between an SmartMDSD deployment using DDS and other third-party DDS-based ecosystems

In the efforts of RobMoSys towards middleware-agnostic modeling, the SmartMDSD Toolchain now supports RTI DDS (along ACE and OPC UA).

The technology preview which at  can be seen in this video features the middleware-agnostic modeling of a system where selective connections between software components run on different middlewares, even in one system -- with no manual modifications in code involved. This work is not part of SmartDDS ITP, but closely connected thereto.


Take a look at the new features in Papyrus for Robotics. This new video shows how to improve the efficiency of  writing the code of a robotic activity (composed of one or more functions) by a component developer.

The features are related to the C++ development tools (CDT) of the Eclipse environment. It allows the developer to:

• open a CDT editor directly from the model

• edit model and code simultaneously, while keeping both synchronized

To see the full video, click here.


Do not hesitate to contact us via the  discourse forum if you have any questions regarding RobMoSys or meet us at ERF!

We hope to see you in Málaga,

The RobMoSys consortium

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