Requirements and Specifications for Robots, Linked Data and all the REST

René Schubotz, Christian Vogelgesang, André Antakli, Dmitri Rubinstein, Torsten Spieldenner

In: Proceedings of Workshop on Linked Data in Robotics and Industry 4.0. Workshop on Linked Data in Robotics and Industry 4.0 (LIDARI-2017) 2nd Workshop on Linked Data in Robotics and Industry 4.0 located at Semantics 2017 Amsterdam Netherlands CEUR 2017.


The use of autonomous robots in both industry and every day life has increased significantly in the recent years. A growing number of robots is connected to and operated from networks, including the World Wide Web. Consequently, the Robotics community is exploring and adopting REST (Representational State Transfer) architectural principles and considers the use of Linked Data technologies as fruitful next step. However, we observe a lack of concise and stable specifications of how to properly leverage the RESTful paradigm and Linked Data concepts in the Robotics domain. Introducing the notion of Linked Robotic Things, we provide a minimalistic, yet well-defined specification covering a minimal set of requirements with respect to the use of HTTP and RDF.


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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz