The RoadRobot project: From theory to practice in systems in integration

J. P. Pimentão, R. Jardim-Gonçalves, T. Gonçalves, H. Silva, M. Vital, P Sousa, A. Garção

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Abstract

This paper presents the experience of Uninova on the European Commission's (EC) ESPRIT III project 6660 - RoadRobot - Operator Assisted Mobile Road Robot for Heavy Duty Civil Engineering Applications.
The objective of RoadRobot (currently on its fourth and last year) is the development of a generic multipurpose control architecture for integrated outdoor building sites composed by mobile heavy-duty platforms. This architecture is demonstrated by applying it to road building. The experience on the definition of the hardware and software architecture capable of supporting this type of applications is presented and the data modelling,supported by ISO 10303 - STEP, is then summarised.
Some focus is put on the Univova's STEP-based Integration Platform, which is the tool used to facilitate the task of integrating the RoadRobot's heterogeneous software packages. The paper concludes with a brief presentation of the relevant results of the project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBalanced Automation Systems ii: Implementation Challenges for Anthropocentric Manufacturing
EditorsL. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh
PublisherSpringer US
Pages126-133
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-35065-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4757-4585-6/978-0-412-78890-1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event2nd IEEE/ECLA/IFIP International Conference on Architectures and Design Methods for Balanced Automation Systems, BASYS'96 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 17 Jun 199619 Jun 1996

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer US
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE/ECLA/IFIP International Conference on Architectures and Design Methods for Balanced Automation Systems, BASYS'96
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period17/06/9619/06/96

Keywords

  • modelling
  • integration
  • heterogeneous systems
  • standards
  • industrial experiences

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