The main idea behind CoolBOT is that a software component should be something like an electronic component or chip in electronic industry. It is many years that off-the-shelf chips can be bought and deployed in other parts of the world. Each component has a clear functionality and a well established external interface. Furthermore, numerous standard tools exist to design electronic devices based on the composition, assembly and combination of these electronic components. A similar panorama would be desirable for robotics. We consider that a concept of software component analogous to an electronic component would allow using them as pieces of deployable software. Imagine the software of a robotic system that were seen as the integration of multiple software components in the same way that electronic circuits are made from integrating electronic components. Thus, the construction of a programming tool allowing to program robotic systems by integrating and composing software components was our main objective.
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- Fernández-Pérez, José L.; Domínguez-Brito, Antonio C.; Hernández-Sosa, Daniel; Cabrera-Gámez, Jorge: Programming by integration in robotics (2005)
- Cabrera-Gámez, Jorge; Domínguez-Brito, Antonio Carlos; Hernández-Sosa, Daniel: CoolBOT: A component-oriented programming framework for robotics (2002)
- Hager, Gregory D. (ed.); Christensen, Henrik I. (ed.); Bunke, Horst (ed.); Klein, Rolf (ed.): Sensor based intelligent robots. International workshop, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, October 15--20, 2000. Selected revised papers (2002)