Jorge V.A.M.,Bento Gonc alves |
Rey V.F.,Bento Gonc alves |
Maffei R.,Bento Gonc alves |
Rama Fiorini S.,Bento Gonc alves |
And 9 more authors.
Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing | Year: 2015
Spatial notions play a key role when humans and robots interact. Robotics & Automation (R&A) often involves diverse scenarios where heterogeneous robots must share their spatial knowledge to achieve a given goal. Such scenarios may become more complex when humans are also involved. This means that humans and heterogeneous robots must share their spatial information about the world. For this purpose, the IEEE Ontologies for Robotics and Automation (ORA) Working Group started developing an ontology, called POS, with the purpose of defining the core notions required to share spatial concepts in the R&A domain. This paper evaluates the proposed ontology through a use case scenario involving both heterogeneous robots and human-robot interactions, showing how to define new spatial notions using POS. We discuss the experiment results presenting the ontology strengths as well as the future directions to be taken by the ORA group. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.