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“Distributed, reconfigurable architecture for robot companions exemplified by a voice-mail application” RAPP paper will be presented at MMAR 2015

“Distributed, reconfigurable architecture for robot companions exemplified by a voice-mail application” RAPP paper will be presented at MMAR 2015

Between 24th and 27th August 2015, the 20th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR 2015) annual conference will take place in Międzyzdroje, Poland. On this occasion, the RAPP project will be presenting a paper entitled “Distributed, reconfigurable architecture for robot companions exemplified by a voice-mail application“.

The conference aims to bring together engineers and scientists from academia, research institutes and industry so that they can discuss the latest developments and requirements in traditional and non-traditional areas of Automation and Robotics. The main topics for the conference include, but are not limited to: Identification, modeling and simulation; Signal processing; Control and systems theory; Robotics ; Intelligent systems and methods; Control systems.

The limitations of the computational capabilities of robots’ on-board computers necessitate the distribution of their control software in a cloud. In their paper, Maksym Figat(1), Tomasz Kornuta (1), Marcin Szlenk(1) and Cezary Zielinski(1) present a distributed, reconfigurable control architecture based on the decomposition into agents, two of which are executed on the robot: the core agent is a fixed part of the controller, providing the task-independent robot capabilities, whereas the dynamic agent, loaded from the cloud when required, executes the task dependent program. The two mentioned agents execute the task, additionally utilising the capabilities of the cloud. The system is presented on an exemplary application of a NAO robot sending voice-mails.

(1) Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland

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For more information, please visit the MMAR 2015 website.