The Benefits of Explicit Ontological Knowledge-Bases for Robotic Systems

Zeyn Saigol, Minlue Wang, Bram Ridder, David M. Lane

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With the increasing abilities of robots comes a corresponding increase in the complexity of creating the software enabling these abilities. We present a case study of a sophisticated robotic system which uses an ontology as the central data store for all information processing. We show how this central, structured and easily human-understandable knowledge-base makes for a system that is easier to develop, understand, and modify.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems
Subtitle of host publication16th Annual Conference, TAROS 2015, Liverpool, UK, September 8-10, 2015, Proceedings
EditorsC. Dixon, K. Tuyls
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-22416-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-22415-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event16th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sep 201510 Sep 2015

Publication series

Name Lecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference16th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems
Abbreviated titleTAROS 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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