Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Robot architecture refers to the architectural structure of a system and its subsystems and how those subsystems interact. From the modeling point of view, the architecture is the conceptual model that defines the structure, behavior, and other aspects of a system. This paper proposes the adaptation of a recent modeling technique, thinging machine (TM), to develop a high-level neutral (no hardware or software) description of robot architecture. Using the TM, several robot projects from the literature are remodeled and an actual robot case study is redesigned. The results point to the viability of applying the TM in robotics.
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