HRIM: the Hardware Robot Information Model

Conference: ISR 2018 - 50th International Symposium on Robotics
06/20/2018 - 06/21/2016 at München, Germany

Proceedings: ISR 2018

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zamalloa, Irati; Hernandez, Alejandro; Kojcev, Risto; Muguruza, Inigo; Mayoral, Victor (Erle Robotics, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)

The landscape of robotics today is dominated by vertical integration where single vendors develop the final product leading to slow developments, expensive products and customer lock-in. Opposite to this, an horizontal integration would result in a rapid development of cost-effective mass-market products with an additional consumer empowerment. The transition of an industry from vertical integration to horizontal integration is typically catalysed by de facto industry standards that enable a simplified and seamless integration of products. However in robotics there is currently no leading candidate for a global plug and-play standard. This paper presents a model to create plug-and-play robot hardware components. Rather than iteratively evolving previous ontologies, our proposed model answers the needs identified in industry while facilitating interoperability, measurability and comparability of robotics technology. Our approach differs significantly with the ones presented previously as it is hardware oriented and establishes a clear set of actions towards the integration of this model in real environments and with real manufacturers.