Dealing with configurability in robot systems

Tapio Heikkilä, Tadeusz Dobrowiecki, Lars Dalgaard

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    In this concept paper the notion of the configurations and configurability is interpreted in the context of robotic and automation systems. A review is given on related methods and techniques, and how configurations relate to system and software life cycles. The modeling principles for configuration based design are outlined and a proposal is made for the design process based on systems and software product line principles, including a completely new way to reuse system model data by storing them as semantic descriptions in SW delivery packages, to be queried by system designers. A tentative design example is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), 2016 12th IEEE/ASME International Conference on
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages1 - 7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6189-1, 978-1-5090-6190-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-6191-4
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications - Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 29 Aug 201631 Aug 2016
    Conference number: 12


    ConferenceIEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications
    Abbreviated titleMESA
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


    • configuration
    • robot operating system
    • system and software product line


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