Middleware for robotics: A survey

Nader Mohamed, Jameela Al-Jaroodi, Imad Jawhar

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    Abstract

    The field of robotics relies heavily on various technologies such as mechatronics, computing systems, and wireless communication. Given the fast growing technological progress in these fields, robots can offer a wide range of applications. However real world integration and application development for such a distributed system composed of many robotic modules and networked robotic devices is very difficult. Therefore, middleware services provide a novel approach offering many possibilities and drastically enhancing the application development for robots. This paper surveys the current state of middleware approaches in this domain. It discusses middleware challenges in these systems and presents some representative middleware solutions specifically designed for robots. The selection of the studied methods tries to cover most of the middleware platforms, objectives and approaches that have been proposed by researchers in this field.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, RAM 2008
    Pages736-742
    Number of pages7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, RAM 2008 - Chengdu, China
    Duration: Sep 21 2008Sep 24 2008

    Publication series

    Name2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, RAM 2008

    Other

    Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, RAM 2008
    Country/TerritoryChina
    CityChengdu
    Period9/21/089/24/08

    Keywords

    • Middleware
    • Robot system integration
    • Robots

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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