Date: Mar. 9, 2001
Source Author or Organization: Maxim Makatchev and S. K. Tso, Centre for Intelligent Design Automation and Manufacturing, City Univ
This web site contains the details of an XML based language for
Human-Robot Interfaces (HRI) over the Internet, Robotic Markup Language
The authors survey a number of task-level programming languages and graphical
interfaces that have been developed for robots, and propose utilizing XML in a
complimentary strategy (to those robotic programming languages) that will
simplify the underlying data representation via a markup language powerful
enough to express everything that can be expressed in the mentioned languages,
is relatively simple for a human to manipulate, and is crossplatform.
A proposed agent-based HRI architecture that is semantically similar to Advanced
Research Projects Agency's (ARPA's) Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language
(KQML) is described, and several container elements required to represent a
robotic hardware ontology are defined. The white paper is located at: http://members.nbci.com/hal0001/edu/RoboML2.pdf.