Terminology Harmonization Meeting in October 2020 in conjunction with IROS

On 26 October 2020, the Industrial Activities Board (IAB) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) organized a virtual Terminology Harmonization Meeting in conjunction with the Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Conference. The goal of the meeting was to begin the process of developing a shared robot terminology document. This document will identify relations and mappings between similar terms and definitions in robot-related standards documents developed by the various robot standard development organizations. The mappings in this document will help to identify synergies between the standardization efforts, with the hope of facilitating future collaborations.

Thirty-two attendees were present, included many of the IEEE RAS Working Group Chairs, representatives from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Robotics Industries Association (RIA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and experts in various robotics fields including autonomous vehicles and industrial robotics. The meeting started with a set of presentation by the participants to provide context, and then moved on to a more open discussion A summary of the presentations (in the order they were presented) is included below:

  • IEEE (Craig Schlenoff) 
  • RIA (Carole Franklin)
  • ASTM (Adam Norton)
  • ASME (Angel Guzman) 
  • ISO (Roberta Nelson Shea)

A synopsis of the meeting can be found here.