Extensions to the core ontology for robotics and automation

Sandro Rama Fiorini, Joel Luis Carbonera, Paulo Jorge Sequeira Goncalves, Vitor A M Jorge, Vitor Fortes Rey, Tamas Haidegger, Mara Abel, Signe A Redfield, Stephen Balakirsky, Veera Ragavan, Howard Li, Craig Schlenoff, Edson Prestes

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The working group Ontologies for Robotics and Automation, sponsored by the IEEE Robotics Automation Society, recently proposed a Core Ontology for Robotics and Automation (CORA). This ontology was developed to provide an unambiguous definition of core notions of robotics and related topics. It is based on SUMO, a top-level ontology of general concepts, and on ISO 8373:2012 standard, developed by the ISO/TC184/SC2 Working Group, which defines - in natural language - important terms in the domain of Robotics and Automation (R A). In this paper, we introduce a set of ontologies that complement CORA with notions such as industrial design and positioning. We also introduce updates to CORA in order to provide more ontologically sound representations of autonomy and of robot parts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3 - 11
Number of pages9
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Issue numberJune 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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