Trends in Component-Based Robotics

  • Davide Brugali
  • Alex Brooks
  • Anthony Cowley
  • Carle Côté
  • Antonio C. Domínguez-Brito
  • Dominic Létourneau
  • Françis Michaud
  • Christian Schlegel
Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 30)

Abstract

Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE) is an approach that has arisen in the software engineering community in the last decade. It aims to shift the emphasis in system-building from traditional programming to composing software systems from a mixture of off-the-shelf and custom-built components [Cas00, HC01, Szy02, DW98, CC01]. Component-Based Software Engineering is said to be primarily concerned with three functions [HC01]:
  1. 1.

    Developing software from pre-produced parts

     
  2. 2.

    The ability to reuse those parts in other applications

     
  3. 3.

    Easily maintaining and customizing those parts to produce new functions and features

     

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Brugali
    • 1
  • Alex Brooks
    • 2
  • Anthony Cowley
    • 3
  • Carle Côté
    • 4
  • Antonio C. Domínguez-Brito
    • 5
  • Dominic Létourneau
    • 4
  • Françis Michaud
    • 4
  • Christian Schlegel
    • 6
  1. 1.Universitá degli Studi di BergamoItaly
  2. 2.University of SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Federal University of Minas Gerais, MGBrasil
  4. 4.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer EngineeringUniversité de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada
  5. 5.Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain
  6. 6.University of Applied Sciences UlmUlm

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