This book reports on the concepts and ideas discussed at the well attended ICRA2005 Workshop on "Principles and Practice of Software Development in Robotics", held in Barcelona, Spain, April 18 2005. It collects contributions that describe the state of the art in software development for the Robotics domain. It also reports a number of practical applications to real systems and discuss possible future developments.
Table of Contents
Robot Software: Principles and Challenges.- Trends in Robot Software Domain Engineering.- Stable Analysis Patterns for Robot Mobility.- The CLARAty Project: Coping with Hardware and Software Heterogeneity.- Simulation and Testbeds of Autonomous Robots in Harsh Environments.- Writing Code in the Field: Implications for Robot Software Development.- Software Environments for Robot Programming.- Sidebar — Programming Commercial Robots.- Component-Based Robotics.- Trends in Component-Based Robotics.- CoolBOT: A Component Model and Software Infrastructure for Robotics.- ROCI: Strongly Typed Component Interfaces for Multi-robot Teams Programming.- Communication Patterns as Key Towards Component Interoperability.- Using MARIE for Mobile Robot Component Development and Integration.- Orca: A Component Model and Repository.- Sidebar — Software Architectures.- Robotic Software Frameworks.- Trends in Robotic Software Frameworks.- Reusable Robot Software and the Player/Stage Project.- An Integration Framework for Developing Interactive Robots.- Increasing Decoupling in the Robotics4.NET Framework.- VIP: The Video Image Processing Framework Based on the MIRO Middleware.- MRT: Robotics Off-the-Shelf with the Modular Robotic Toolkit.- Towards Framework-Based U×V Software Systems: An Applied Research Perspective.- Sidebar — Middlewares for Distributed Computing.- Software Environments for Networked Robotics.- Trends in Software Environments for Networked Robotics.- Advanced Teleoperation Architecture.- A Multi-robot-Multi-operator Collaborative Virtual Environment.- Modularity and Mobility of Distributed Control Software for Networked Mobile Robots.- Sidebar — Java3D for Web-Based Robot Control.