A novel domain-specific language for the robot welding automation domain
|Title||A novel domain-specific language for the robot welding automation domain|
|Booktitle||In Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA2014)|
Implementation, fault analysis, and maintenance of robot welding automation solutions are traditionally restricted to professional software developers only. Program code is written in a general purpose programming language and, hence, unmanageable by other stakeholders with limited or no programming skills. To tackle this problem we have implemented a domain-specific language (DSL) specifically designed to the domain of robot welding automation and to be intuitively manageable by all stakeholders. The created DSL supports a textual and visual notation and is embedded within a full featured tool chain which let our customer fully replace the creation and maintenance of welding automation solutions by our DSL-based development approach.