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JRM Vol.22 No.6 pp. 767-776
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2010.p0767
(2010)

Paper:

The Joint Interface of RT Components for Mobile Robots: The Activity Report Inform the Mobile Robot Working Group of the NEDO Intelligent RT Software Project

Masaharu Shimizu*1, Nobuyuki Kita*2, Toshihisa Saito*3,
Eijiro Takeuchi*4, Yusuke Nakajima*2, Naohito Takegawa*2,
Hiroki Igarashi*5, Yasuo Hayashibara*1, Hideaki Yamato*1,
Kengo Toda*1, Takayuki Furuta*1, and Makoto Mizukawa*6

*1Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan

*2National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan

*3Segway Japan, Ltd., Bankokubashi Soko 303, 4-24 Kaigandori, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0002, Japan

*4Tohoku University, 6-6-01 Aoba, Aramaki-Aza Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 982-0011, Japan

*5The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

*6Shibaura Institute of Technology, 3-7-5 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8548, Japan

Received:
June 1, 2010
Accepted:
August 2, 2010
Published:
December 20, 2010
Keywords:
Robotic Technology Component (RTC), RTmiddleware, reusability, joint interface
Abstract

RT-middleware enables an interface between RT components by means of interface description language IDL, but it does not prescribe any specific format. If a unique representation format is used, it leads to a reduction in the reusability of a Robotic Technology Component (RTC). A working group of three research bodies engaged in the research and development of mobile robots was organized in the NEDO Intelligent RT Software Project, and this working group is involved in activities aimed at the jointing of RTCs for mobile robots. This paper describes specific this working group’s attempts enhance the sustainability and reusability of common RT components for mobile robots by achieving the jointing of RTCs for mobile robots.

Cite this article as:
M. Shimizu, N. Kita, T. Saito, <. Takeuchi, Y. Nakajima, N. Takegawa, <. Igarashi, Y. Hayashibara, H. Yamato, <. Toda, T. Furuta, and M. Mizukawa, “The Joint Interface of RT Components for Mobile Robots: The Activity Report Inform the Mobile Robot Working Group of the NEDO Intelligent RT Software Project,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.22, No.6, pp. 767-776, 2010.
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