Standards Strategy Meeting - 19 May 2019
On May 19, 2019, the Industrial Activities Board (IAB) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) organized the second in a series of Standards Strategy Meeting at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Conference in Montreal, Canada. This was a follow-on meeting to one that was held the previous year in Madrid, in conjunction with International Conference on Intelligent Robots (IROS) 2018. More information about this previous meeting can be found here.
The focus of the Montreal meeting was on robot terminology harmonization among various standard organizations, which was one of the key strategic areas previously identified. Specific goals included:
- Determining the best mechanism(s) for the various standards organization to work together to address this issue.
- Determining the best approach to address the harmonization issue, whether it be a mapping between terms, a common ontology, or something else.
- Working through a small set of terms/concepts that are common among the various standards, to try to scope the problem.
Twenty-seven people in total (only partially included in the picture) attended the meeting, including many of the IEEE RAS Working Group Chairs, representatives from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Robotics Industries Association (RIA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the Object Management Group (OMG), as well as experts in various robotics fields including autonomous vehicles and industrial robotics.
Back row, from left to right: Seungbin Moon, Kwan-Woong Gwak, Gurvinder Virk, Koji Kamei Roberta Nelson Shea, Signe Redfield, Pat Picarello, Stephen Balakirsky, Angel Guzman Rodriguez, Francisco Amigoni, Sebastian Bedacht, Roger Bostelman
Front row, from left to right: Carole Franklin, Laurence Devillers, Chris Debrunner, Abdelghani Chibani, Craig Schlenoff, Edson Prestes, Dominik Boesl