RAS Standards Working Group - Ontologies for Robotics and Automation

From September 14, 2014 13:30 until September 14, 2014 17:00

At The Kimball Room, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL USA 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

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IEEE Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Working Group Meeting
Chairs: Craig Schlenoff (NIST, USA), Edson Prestes (UFRGS, Brazil)

The goal of the IEEE RAS Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Working Group (ORA WG) is to develop a standard to provide an overall ontology and associated methodology for knowledge representation and reasoning in robotics and automation, together with the representation of concepts in an initial set of application domains. It provides a unified way of representing knowledge and a common set of terms and definitions, allowing for unambiguous knowledge transfer among any group of human, robots, and other artificial systems. The recent efforts of the working group have been on the development of the Core Ontologies for Robotics and Automation (CORA) standard, which focuses on the representation of fundamental concepts from which the more detailed concepts belonging to other ORA WG ontologies are constructed. Consensus has been reached among the working group participants and the document is expected to be forwarded to the IEEE Standards Association to start the balloting process in the October 2014.

The working group is now starting to focus on the development of an industrial robot ontology, which is expected to be the next standard to be proposed to the IEEE Standards Association. A significant amount of work has been performed to develop a robot kitting ontology, and this work will begin to be generalized to apply to the industrial sector as a whole. During IROS 2014, we will start this process.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
13:30-14:00    Welcome and Status Update     Dr. Craig Schlenoff
14:00-14:30    Overview and Status of the CORA Ontology     Dr. Edson Prestes
14:30-14:45    Creating and Maintaining Specific Domain Ontologies     Dr. Tamas Haidegger
14:45-15:00    Ontology Reasoning     Dr. Abdelghani Chibani
15:00-15:15    Break
15:15-15:45    Presentation of the Robot Kitting Ontology    Dr. Stephen Balakirsky
15:45-17:00    Open Discussion    All
17:00              Adjourn

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