In search of a lingua franca in robotics?

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Programming languages and architectures can be diverse and specialized for certain niches of robot species. However, as soon as communication and networking are required between different kinds of robots, a lingua franca of interaction becomes reasonable. This is even more the case if robots are required to communicate with humans, for which robots that can use human-style communication is desirable. But this does not mean that all machines need to share the same programming language or architecture. Instead, behavior or interaction in the world might be a common interaction language. This implies thinking of machines as open systems in terms of interaction with the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalIndustrial Robot
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes


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