C4I SEMINAR SERIES
Guest speaker, Thomas Remmersmann
of Fraunhofer FKIE in Wachtberg, Germany presents
“Using Battle Management Language with Robotic Systems”
Our research aims at simplifying commanding teams of heterogeneous robots. In order to achieve this aim, we use the standards BML (Battle Management Language) and ROS (Robot Operating System). BML is used since our approach is from the language point of view very similar to commanding simulated units. Thus, we use language constructions modeled on those developed by NATO research groups on BML, NATO MSG-048 and NATO MSG-085. Currently, we are testing to use one single mobile GUI, also modeled on our NATO research groups’ results. That GUI is implemented on a tablet. We evaluated this approach by commanding a team of six heterogeneous robots.
This seminar presents our solutions about the following essential topics. First, the robots have to introduce themselves by communicating their current abilities and their status. Second, the commander commands the robot team in a mission command style. Thus, third, the robot team needs a kind of intelligence that calculates sub tasks out of a given command and distributes these sub tasks to the team members taking the members’ specific abilities into account. Fourth, the robot team has to fuse sensor data in order to directly contribute to the operational picture.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
C4I Center ENGR 4705