Date of Original Version



Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

Component-based real-time software speeds development and lowers cost of robotics applications. It enables the use of rapid prototyping or incremental software process models. The Chimera Methodology is a software engineering paradigm targeted at developing and integrating dynamically reconfigurable and reusable real-time software components. It is founded upon the notion of port-based objects. The focus of this paper is how to apply the Chimera Methodology specifically to the development of robotic applications.