Developing a security robot in service-oriented architecture

Yinong Chen, S. Abhyankar, L. Xu, W. T. Tsai, Marcos Garcia-Acosta

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


Service-oriented computing (SOC) has been traditionally applied in Web-based applications. The recent development shows that SOC can play an important role in embedded systems and robotics applications to address their limitations in capacity, versatility of application fields, and extensibility in requirements of such systems. This paper presents the design, implementation, and simulation results of an autonomous security robot based on SOC and event-driven programming. The floor exploration unit is the focus of this paper. Each component of the robot is wrapped as a service and all these services are distributed on different computer and they collaborate in a loosely coupled fashion. All the services are orchestrated by a coordination service, so that the mission is well coordinated and efficient. The objectives of the project are threefold: to prove the suitability of SOC concepts in such systems; the compatibility of the board to off-the-shelf sensors and actuators; and the energy effectiveness and performance of the new embedded system hardware developed by Intel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event12th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, FTDCS 2008 - Kunming, China
Duration: Oct 21 2008Oct 23 2008


Other12th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, FTDCS 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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