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.