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Robot Standards and Reference architecture



  • Participate in the upcoming RoSta expert meeting "middleware, architecture and requirements" colocated with IROS, Nice, Sep 24, 8am-12pm, MAIA room. (ask Knut or Azamat for more information, ;
  • Participate in finding requirements for standardization activities and ask Anne Wendel for sending you a questionnaire
  • Join Paolo Fiorini´s working group, initiating a standardizing activity for robotic ontology

What is RoSta?

  • RoSta is a Coordination Action funded under the European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).
  • RoSta aims at becoming the main international contact point for robot standards and reference architectures in service robotics.


  • Creation of a glossary/ontology for mobile manipulation and service robots
  • Specification of a reference architecture for mobile manipulation and service robots
  • Specification of a middleware for mobile manipulation and service robots
  • Formulation of benchmarks (of components, methods, middleware and architectures) for mobile manipulation and service robots

RoSta on the Web

How to contribute

  • To add your contribution or to edit the text you are invited to create yourself an account:
    • use the link in the right corner of the top of the page
    • enter the required data (please notice the importance of posting you e-mail address, in case you forget your password, it will be used to get a new one)
    • Please note that we prefer pdf as the main format for files to be uploaded
    • Due to special pictures implemented in pdf-files, there may be problems in uploading files. To solve the problem please just link the file to your server or send the file to

Mailing lists

Mailing lists related to the activities have also been set up:

For questions please contact the project management at Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme (GPS)
Mr. Knut Drachsler
Phone: +49 711 687031 45

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