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Digital Representation of Everyday Objects in a Robot Ecology via Proxies

J. Rashid, M. Broxvall and A. Saffiotti

Abstract
Robotic middlewares increasingly allow the seamless integration of multiple heterogeneous robots into one distributed system. Unfortunately, very simple devices like tagged everyday objects and smart objects are left orphan in this otherwise pervasive trend. We claim that the inclusion of simple everyday objects as part of distributed robot systems would have many advantages, and propose a design pattern to allow this inclusion. We make this pattern concrete by describing an implementation of it using a specific multi-robot middleware, called PEIS-Ecology Middleware. We also show an illustrative experiment which integrates everyday objects in a smart home equipped with mobile robots as well as more advanced distributed sensor nodes.
Citation
J. Rashid, M. Broxvall and A. Saffiotti. Digital Representation of Everyday Objects in a Robot Ecology via Proxies. Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) pp. 1908-1914. Nice, France, 2008.
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Email Jayedur Rashid
Email Mathias Broxvall
Email Alessandro Saffiotti
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