TOWARDS A STANDARDIZED AND EXTENSIBLE MECHANISM FOR ROBOT DEVICE INTEGRATION - A XIRP-based Approach and Test Bed Implementation

Fan Dai, Joachim Unger

Abstract

In industrial robot automation, the integration of intelligent peripheral devices becomes more and more important. But there is no standardized mechanism to setup the communication interface between them and to configure the usage of the device information for the robot applications. This makes the integration task often very tedious and time consuming. XIRP – the XML-based Interface for Robots and Peripherals is a recommendation that was published by the German standardization institute DIN in 2006. It specifies a standardized mechanism and the corresponding communication protocol for robot device integration. Our experiences with XIRP-based implementations have shown its big potential to support robotics PnP on the communication and configuration level. As one of the topics within the SMErobot™ project, we are working on further developments or the concept. This paper introduces our approach for a revised XIRP concept, and discusses our experiences made on test-bed implementations.

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Dai F. and Unger J. (2008). TOWARDS A STANDARDIZED AND EXTENSIBLE MECHANISM FOR ROBOT DEVICE INTEGRATION - A XIRP-based Approach and Test Bed Implementation . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce, (ICINCO 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-31-9, pages 235-241. DOI: 10.5220/0001504502350241


in Bibtex Style

@conference{service oriented architectures for smerobots and plug-and-produce08,
author={Fan Dai and Joachim Unger},
title={TOWARDS A STANDARDIZED AND EXTENSIBLE MECHANISM FOR ROBOT DEVICE INTEGRATION - A XIRP-based Approach and Test Bed Implementation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce, (ICINCO 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={235-241},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001504502350241},
isbn={978-989-8111-31-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: Service Oriented Architectures for SMErobots and Plug-and-Produce, (ICINCO 2008)
TI - TOWARDS A STANDARDIZED AND EXTENSIBLE MECHANISM FOR ROBOT DEVICE INTEGRATION - A XIRP-based Approach and Test Bed Implementation
SN - 978-989-8111-31-9
AU - Dai F.
AU - Unger J.
PY - 2008
SP - 235
EP - 241
DO - 10.5220/0001504502350241