The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society's second standard, Robot Map Data Representation for Navigation, has been approved by the IEEE Standards Board for publication! RAS was the Sponsor of this standard, P1873 (http://standards.ieee.org/findstds/standard/1873-2015.html).
This standard defines a common representation for two-dimensional robot map data, including metric and topological maps. It is intended to facilitate interoperability among different navigating robots, extending their operational range and application areas by defining a recommended format for exchanging map data. This standard is expected to overcome the incompatibility among map data formats of the different software tools, easing re-use of existing software and integration of system components coming from different stakeholders.
The Working Group Chairs are Wonpil Yu (ETRI, Korea) and Francesco Amigoni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy). Congratulations to all WG members!
posted 21 September 2015