Distributed Reactive Systems
In Proceedings of the RIC Project Day Workgroups ‘Electronic Design’ and ‘Mechatronic Design’, 24.7.-24.7.2014, Bremen, Selbstverlag, series DFKI Documents, volume 14-05, pages 35-43, Jul/2014. DFKI Robotics Innovation Center Bremen. DFKI GmbH. ISBN: ISSN 0946-0098.
This talk covers the potential benefits of the general idea of reactive system programming to robotics. Starting with a definition and taxonomy of reactive systems, some famous examples - namely dataflow architectures are presented and grouped into the greater picture. Given this introduction, a first realization of a hybrid dataflow architecture on reconfigurable hardware is explained. Based on this architecture, the benefits as well as future steps towards reactive robotic systems are discussed.