A framework for designing dynamic and interoperable automation and robotics systems: 2017 IEEE 15th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)

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  • The University of Auckland


In this paper, we propose using an approach based on the system-level programming language SystemJ extended with service oriented features, called SOSJ, to design dynamic interoperable software systems. The approach abstracts and integrates the worlds of automation and robotics systems by using a simple service interface based on abstract objects within SOSJ. We demonstrate our approach in a real-life automated bottling system scenario that uses multiple FESTO modular stations operating in SOSJ and integrating them with two Baxter robots operating in ROS without the need for any modification of the underlying mechatronics or robotics systems.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • Web services, bottling, control engineering computing, industrial robots, mechatronics, mobile robots, object-oriented methods, open systems, production engineering computing, programming languages, robot programming, software architecture, user interfaces, Baxter robots, ROS, SOSJ, abstract objects, approach abstracts, dynamic automation design, dynamic interoperable software systems, interoperable automation, multiple FESTO modular stations, real-life automated bottling system scenario, robotics systems, service oriented features, simple service interface, system scenario, system-level programming language SystemJ, Automation, Sensors, Servers, Service robots, Sockets, Software, Dynamic software, Manufacturing systems, Robot control, Service-oriented architecture

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