Conceptual Development of Crowd-Engineering Workflows for Service Robotics

Dinc, Serife (2019) Conceptual Development of Crowd-Engineering Workflows for Service Robotics. Masters thesis, Ulm University.

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In recent years, the effects of digital transformation have also influenced the development strategy and -process of new products. Companies need to develop and market their products more customer-oriented and rapidly in order to remain competitive in the global marketplace. Especially robotics development is becoming more and more complex and interconnected. Therefore, the developers have to work in interdisciplinary and mostly globally distributed teams. However, many companies are increasingly using external resources and opening their innovation processes to external collaborators in order to increase their innovation potential and remain competitive by using open innovation (OI) and co-creation (CC) technologies. Recently, this trend can also be observed in service robotics development. Therefore, new methods to improve collaboration and interaction are needed to ensure that globally distributed engineers and co-creators are able to jointly develop innovative and user-friendly service robots. Nevertheless, there is a lack of a continuous and distributed development process on digital development environments for service robotics that enables the use of collaborative processes such as CC and crowd-engineering (CE). Therefore the question arises, how the individual workflows of distributed and networked users on a digital development area can be supported? For this reason, the RoboPORT project aims to develop an open source platform on which various actors can jointly develop and implement service robotics. The complex processes on the platform require not only resources and data, but also that these be coordinated and connected via workflows. In this thesis, the CE approaches were analyzed in detail. Furthermore, workflows for a collaborative and distributed development of service robotic prototypes were implemented. This thesis has analyzed the CE approaches and designs workflows for distributed joint development of a digital workspace on an open source platform for service robotics development.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:DBIS Research > Master and Phd-Thesis
ID Code:1751
Deposited By: Herr Andrews Kevin
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Deposited On:25 Mar 2019 18:02
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