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(RoboML) Human-Robot Interface Using Agents Communicating in an XML-Based Markup Language

Date: Mar. 9, 2001
Link: http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~memaxim/roboml/index.html
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 (RoboML). 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.