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Playful: Reactive Programming for Orchestrating Robotic Behavior




For many service robots, reactivity to changes in their surroundings is a must. However, developing software suitable for dynamic environments is difficult. Existing robotic middleware allows engineers to design behavior graphs by organizing communication between components. But because these graphs are structurally inflexible, they hardly support the development of complex reactive behavior. To address this limitation, we propose Playful, a software platform that applies reactive programming to the specification of robotic behavior.

Author(s): Vincent Berenz and Stefan Schaal
Journal: IEEE Robotics Automation Magazine
Volume: 25
Number (issue): 3
Pages: 49-60
Year: 2018
Month: September

Department(s): Autonomous Motion
Bibtex Type: Article (article)
Paper Type: Magazine

DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2018.2803168
State: In press
URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8357389

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issn: 1079-9932

Links: playful website

Attachments: playful_IEEE_RAM


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