RAS Standards Working Group - Robot Map Data Representation (MDR) for Navigation
From September 14, 2014 09:00 until September 14, 2014 12:30
IEEE P1873 WG Meeting
Current Status of the MDR Standardization
The standard abstract data model and concrete data format are almost defined. Some examples of APIs and protocols for translating map representations between the MDR standard and other formats are being developed. The MDR standard draft is supposed to be submitted for a sponsor ballot before the end of 2014. In practice, the official submission will be made around the next IROS meeting (IROS2014).
The final version of the MDR draft will be reviewed and along with demonstrations of reference implementations according to the proposed technical specifications of the MDR. There is still a chance to contribute to the development of the MDR standard; please refer to the agenda below for more information.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
1. Welcome and Introductions (15min)
2. Agree on agenda and add any other business (5min)
3. Review and approval of minutes from the previous meeting (5min)
4. WG Update and Reports (5min)
5. Discussion items
a. Review of the Map Data Representation (MDR) standard draft
Review of technical, editorial, and other general issues
b. Introduction and review of reference implementation of the MDR standard, including:
ROS-based metric maps and converters
GVG-based topological maps
Robot navigation software
c. Open discussion (SA process, publication, next item, and others)
6. Next meeting agenda (10 min)
Breaks will be taken according to the IROS conference schedule or upon request of attendees.