A suite of ontologies for robotics and automation


Reports on the formation and activities undertaken by the Ontologies for Robotics and Automation (ORA) Working Group. ORA was established in 2011 by the IEEE Standard Association’s Robotics Society. The goal of the group is to develop a standard to provide an overall ontology and associated methodology for knowledge representation and reasoning in robotics and automation together with the representation of concepts in an initial set of application domains. The standard provides a unified way of representing knowledge and provides a common set of terms and definitions, allowing for unambiguous knowledge transfer among any group of human, robots, and other artificial systems.

IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine