The purpose of this paper is to review existing sensor and sensor network ontologies to understand whether they can be reused as a basis for a manufacturing perception sensor ontology, or if the existing ontologies hold lessons for the development of a new ontology. We develop an initial set of requirements that should apply to a manufacturing perception sensor ontology. These initial requirements are used in reviewing selected existing sensor ontologies. This paper describes the steps for 1) extending and refining the requirements; 2) proposing hierarchical structures for verifying the purposes of the ontology; and 3) choosing appropriate tools and languages to support such an ontology. Some languages could include OWL (Web Ontology Language) and SensorML (Sensor Markup Language) . This work will be proposed as a standard within the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Ontologies for Robotics Automation (ORA) Working Group .
Proceedings Title: 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Sensors Environment (ROSE)
Conference Dates: October 21-23, 2013
Conference Location: Washington, DC
Pub Type: Conferences
sensor ontology, manufacturing perception, requirements, literature review