Robot Platform Architecture for Information Sharing and Collaboration Among Multiple Networked Robots
Hirohisa Tezuka*, Norifumi Katafuchi*, Yukihiro Nakamura*, Tamotsu Machino*, Yoshito Nanjo*, Satoshi Iwaki*,
and Ken-ichiro Shimokura**
Human Interaction Project, NTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories
*3-9-11 Midori-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan
**1-1 Hikarinooka, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
We present a framework for creating an open platform where a variety of robots collaborate via communication networks to provide us with our daily life support. We describe the architecture of the network robot platform, which consists of a connection unit to connect robots to the platform, an area management gateway to manage multiple robot resources, and a robot-user interaction database to share user, robot, and service information, to provide advanced services through multiple robot collaboration. We confirmed its functions using an announcement service as an example of application on the platform.
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