RobotML, a Domain-Specific Language to Design, Simulate and Deploy Robotic Applications

  • Saadia Dhouib
  • Selma Kchir
  • Serge Stinckwich
  • Tewfik Ziadi
  • Mikal Ziane
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7628)


A large number of robotic software have been developed but cannot or can hardly interoperate with each other because of their dependencies on specific hardware or software platform is hard-wired into the code. Consequently, robotic software is hard and expensive to develop because there is little opportunity of reuse and because low-level details must be taken into account in early phases. Moreover, robotic experts can hardly develop their application without programming knowledge or the help of programming experts and robotic software is difficult to adapt to hardware or target-platform changes. In this paper we report on the development of RobotML, a Robotic Modeling Language that eases the design of robotic applications, their simulation and their deployment to multiple target execution platforms.


Domain-Specific Languages Generative Programming MDE robotic application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saadia Dhouib
    • 1
  • Selma Kchir
    • 2
  • Serge Stinckwich
    • 3
    • 4
  • Tewfik Ziadi
    • 2
  • Mikal Ziane
    • 2
  1. 1.LIST, Laboratory of Model Driven Engineering for Embedded SystemsCEAGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.UMR CNRS 7606 LIP6-MoVeUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  3. 3.UMR CNRS 6072 GREYCUniversité de Caen-Basse Normandie/ENSICAENCaenFrance
  4. 4.UMI IRD 209 UMMISCOIFI/Vietnam National UniversityHanoiVietnam

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