Publications / 2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia

RT Module Design for Home and Building Automation

Kenichi Ohara, Shinji Yonesaka, Tomohito Takubo, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
Pages 165-174 (2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia, ISBN 978-80-7399-974-2, ISSN 2413-5844)

The design of distributed modules using robot technologies (RT) is proposed to advance the ubiquitous robot environment. Module design involves analyzing the needed functions of a device and designing the architectures of the software and hardware. Modules have to work independently and communicate with each other. Moreover, they need to effectively accept the various requirements of all users. To meet these demands, we developed a module based on our proposed module design by using RTC-Lite, which is an RT-Middleware. framework for computers with limited resources. By using modules based on the proposed module design, a simple home automation system is constructed. We then verify the replaceability and reusability of these modules.

Keywords: Ubiquitous Robotics, RT-Middleware, RTC-Lite, RT Module