A novel domain-specific language for the robot welding automation domain

M. Moser, M. Pfeiffer, J. Pichler. A novel domain-specific language for the robot welding automation domain. pages DOI: 10.1109/ETFA.2014.7005348, 10, 2014.

  • Michael Moser
  • Michael Pfeiffer
  • Josef Pichler
BuchIn Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA2014)
TypIn Konferenzband
VerlagIEEE Xplore
SeitenDOI: 10.1109/ETFA.2014.7005348

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.