Fourth International Workshop on
Software Development and Integration in Robotics (SDIR 2009)
Tuesday, May 12th 2009
There is a significant portion of robot functionality that is common to a large number of robotic. Unfortunately, most functionality implementations are tied to specific robot hardware, processing platforms, and communication environments and are often not reusable.
The SDIR workshop series reflects an increased awareness within the Robotics community for the importance of identifying and developing software principles that support the development of new robotic systems as composition of reusable components in order to reduce development time and cost.
This new edition of the SDIR workshop will focus on software engineering principles that specifically promote robotic software and system flexibility. Flexibility is the ease with which a system or component can be modified for use in applications or environments other than those for which it was specifically designed. The term environment refers to the complete range of elements in an robot installation that interact with the software system and components, i.e. the computer and network platform, the operating system, the software libraries, the sensing and actuating devices.
The workshop is intended to create a forum where researchers, practitioners, and professionals discuss on principles and practice in the use of advanced software development techniques for building flexible robotic systems.