A suite of ontologies for robotics and automation [industrial activities]

Sandro Rama Fiorini, Julia Bermejo-Alonso, Paulo Goncalves, Edison Pignaton de Freitas, Alberto Olivares Alarcos, Joanna Isabelle Olszewska, Edson Prestes, Craig Schlenoff, S. Veera Ragavan, Signe Redfield, Bruce Spencer, Howard Li

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One of the basic requirements for any type of robot communication, whether with other robots or humans, is the need for a common vocabulary along with clear and concise definitions. With the growing complexity of tasks that robots are expected to perform as well as the need for multi-robot and human–robot collaboration, the need for a standard and well-defined knowledge representation is becoming more evident.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


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Fiorini, S. R., Bermejo-Alonso, J., Goncalves, P., Pignaton de Freitas, E., Olivares Alarcos, A., Olszewska, J. I., Prestes, E., Schlenoff, C., Ragavan, S. V., Redfield, S., Spencer, B., & Li, H. (2017). A suite of ontologies for robotics and automation [industrial activities]. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 24(1), 8-11. https://doi.org/10.1109/MRA.2016.2645444