Extending the Kouretes Statechart Editor for Generic Agent Behavior Development

  • Georgios L. Papadimitriou
  • Nikolaos I. Spanoudakis
  • Michail G. Lagoudakis
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 436)


The development of high-level behavior for autonomous robots is a time-consuming task even for experts. The Kouretes Statechart Editor (KSE) is a Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool, which allows to easily specify a desired robot behavior as a statechart model utilizing a variety of base robot functionalities (vision, localization, locomotion, motion skills, communication) for the Monas robotic software architecture framework. This paper presents an extension to KSE, which allows defining generic agent behaviors using automatic framework-independent code generation, as long as the underlying framework is written in C++. This way a user can program physical (robots) or software agents that can be executed on any platform using any compatible software framework. This paper demonstrates the transparent use of the extended KSE in the SimSpark 3D soccer simulation and the Wumpus world.


agents robotics model-based development CASE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgios L. Papadimitriou
    • 1
  • Nikolaos I. Spanoudakis
    • 1
  • Michail G. Lagoudakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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