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Summary of the October 2020 Terminology Harmonization Meeting



Craig I. Schlenoff


On October 26, 2020, the Industrial Activities Board (IAB) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) organized a virtual Terminology Harmonization Meeting in conjunction with the Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Conference. The goal of the meeting was to begin the process of developing a shared robot terminology document. This document will identify relations and mappings between similar terms and definitions in robot-related standards documents developed by the various robot standard development organizations. The mappings in this document will help to identify synergies between the standardization efforts, with the hope of facilitating future collaborations.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine


standards, IEEE, ontologies, environment, task, action, harmonization


Schlenoff, C. (2021), Summary of the October 2020 Terminology Harmonization Meeting, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, [online],, (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created March 31, 2021, Updated February 23, 2022