Enabling Intelligence through Middleware
Papers from the 2010 AAAI Workshop
Andrea Thomaz and Monica Anderson, Robotics Event Cochairs
Ayanna Howard, Workshop Chair
The Enabling Intelligence through Middleware workshop focuses on how to leverage robotics knowledge and research in other communities through the use of standardized middleware. Very few existing robotics development architectures are used outside of the group developing them. In addition, algorithms and approaches developed in one architecture are rarely ported to another, creating a barrier to reusing good solutions and hampers the ability to validate results in more than one environment.
This workshop featured a panel discussion led by prominent architecture research groups. The goal was to create a roadmap to common environments and tools. This workshop also featured presentations by exhibitors in challenge areas that highlight current research.