A Proposed Approach to Semantic Integration between Robot and Agent Systems

Matt Long and Robin Murphy

We are exploring using techniques of semantic integration to enable the integration of teams of mobile robots into new do- mains.. This paper proposes an approach to semantic integra- tion which relies on the persona structure first presented for allocating resources within distributed, heterogeneous teams of robots. The persona, a reflection of the internal state of the robot, can be mapped to different domains through the use of a domain adapter that performs a semantic mapping between the ontology of the robot and the ontology of the domain. In this context, the multi-robot system and each robot play some role in the external domain; identifying and mapping these roles will be a critical first step in solving the larger problem. This work will ultimately enable more rapid integration of teams of robots into varied domains.

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