Improving the life cycle of robotics components using Domain Specific Languages

Adrian Romero-Garces, Luis J. Manso, Marco A. Gutierrez, Ramon Cintas, Pablo Bustos

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Abstract

There is currently a large amount of robotics soft-ware using the component-oriented programming paradigm.However, the rapid growth in number and complexity of components may compromise the scalability and the whole lifecycle of robotics software systems. Model-Driven Engineering can be used to mitigate these problems. This paper describes how using Domain-Specific Languages to generate and describe critical parts of robotic systems helps developers to perform component managerial tasks such as component creation, modification,monitoring and deployment. Four different DSLs are proposed in this paper: i) CDSL for specifying the structure of the components, ii) IDSL for the description of their interfaces, iii) DDSL for describing the deployment process of component networks and iv) PDSL to define and configure component parameters. Their benefits have been demonstrated after their implementation in RoboComp, a general-purpose and component-based robotics framework. Examples of the usage of these DSLs are shown along with experiments that demonstrate the benefits they bring to the lifecycle of the components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Domain-Specific Languages and models for ROBotic systems
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
Event2nd International Workshop on Domain-Specific Languages and models for ROBotic systems 2011 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 26 Sep 201126 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Domain-Specific Languages and models for ROBotic systems 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period26/09/1126/09/11

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