MDSD (and ME!) in Robotics

One of my minions (from Queens’ University) pointed out an interesting document titled “Robotics 2020 Multi-Annual Roadmap.” from Spark -The Partnership for Robotics in Europe.

It is a very interesting read, especially for those, like me, who are involved in the Eclipse PolarSys Rover project and the Papyrus Industry Consortium!

I especially like the following blurbs:

From printed page 248 (go to page 258 in the PDF):

“Model based methods are needed at the core of all complex robot systems and through
the lifecycle. To address increasing complexity, a shift from human-oriented document-driven
approaches to computer-assisted tools and a computer processable model-driven approach is
needed in order to gain from design support processes”

And from printed page 251 (go to page 261 in the PDF):

“Model-driven software development and domain specific languages are core technologies
required in order to achieve a separation of roles in the robotics domain while also improving
composability, system integration, and also addressing non-functional properties”

Many of these aspects are are already part of work that has been one on me.

This is exactly where I can and will make a difference!

Shoutout to my minion GD for making me aware of this!

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Papyrus for Real Time Beta

My minions have finally decided how the beta for Me-RT v1.0 will be conducted.

As I am an open source endeavor, we have limited resources – so let’s use the ones we have!

Do you have questions? Please use the Papyrus-RT Forum, using “#Beta” to identify beta-related questions.

Do you have a short question that can be answered in 140 characters? We’ll monitor Twitter (@PapyrusUML) for the #beta tag.

Do you want to tell us how much you love me? Contact Us!
But be warned that we will only answer questions in the forum or on Twitter!

Observing Papyrus-RT

My minions from Queen’s University are keeping busing with ME-RT!

They will be presenting a paper in Argentina and now they have created an easy way to observe what goes on in a Papyrus for Real Time generated executable!

As a quick reminder, Papyrus-RT is a version of me that enables modeling complex embedded systems with full code generation!

To show you what they have done, my minions created a YouTube Video of the result of their work.

 

Papyrus Architecture Framework

For the upcoming Oxygen release, I am getting a new, improved architecture framework that is aligned with ISO 42010.Now, I’m not (yet) an expert in this, but my minions are! And they have created a nice YouTube video explaining what it does and what it provides to Toolsmiths

Now, I’m not (yet) an expert in this, but my minions are! And they have created a nice YouTube video explaining what it does and what it provides to Toolsmiths.

If you are a toolsmith for Me, hope to become one or are just curious, you must go see it (and the other Me videos on YouTube)!

An academic perspective on software product lines webinar

On Friday, March 31th at 16:00 CET, 15:00 GMT, and 11:00 EDT, the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (Me-IC!) Research and Academia (“PIC-RAC“) committee will host their fourth webinar of the year.

The topic is on an academic perspective on software product lines with speakers from Østfold University College, University of Passau, and TU Braunschweig.

See this link for the connection information.

Papyrus-RT 0.9 is available!

As I mentioned in a previous post, Papyrus for Real Time v0.9 is now available for download!

And yes, there is a Beta associated with it…but my minions tell me it is still being setup. I’ve been told something will be announced about this next week, and if you are interested in participating, you can just let me know either in comments on this blog or through Twitter @PapyrusUML. I’ll then let my minions know!

Are you curious about this release? Then have a look at the Release Notes.

Papyrus-IC Research/Academia webinar

On Friday, March 17th at 16:00 CET, 15:00 GMT, and 11:00 EDT, the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (a.k.a. Papyrus-IC or, as I prefer, Me-IC) Research and Academia committee will host their third webinar of the year. The topic is on an industry perspective on software product lines with speakers from Saab and Pure-Systems. See this link for the connection information.

Papyrus-RT Beta?!

I just heard, through the minion grapevine, that there will be an official, managed beta for Papyrus for Real Time! Just like the ones for the big-boys commercial tools! I’m so proud of Me-RT!

The beta will be based on Papyrus-RT v0.9, which is planned for release on March 23 (aligned with Eclipse Neon.3), as reported in Papyrus-RT Roadmap: follow the train.

This is exciting! Users will be able to play with me, to give their opinions, to suggest improvements, and, basically, to help me get better!

I will get my product management/development minions to tell me more…and I will, of course, let you know!

Things are getting more and more interesting…

Papyrus-RT Roadmap: follow the train

Although the Papyrus for Real Time (Me-RT) project is not officially on the Eclipse Release Train,  that team has indicated, judged on their newly published roadmap.

It should be noted that it is through an initiative of the Papyrus Industry Consortium that  these roadmap will become the norm for all the Papyrus product line!

This is a good thing as it should formalise the release schedule for all my variants!

The Papyrus-RT roadmap has also shown us more details about the next two releases:

  • Papyrus-RT v0.9 is to be released with Neon.3 in March
  • Papyrus-RT v1.0 is to be released with Oxygen in early July

From what I have been told, meeting these deadlines will be feasible, especially as the time between v0.9 and 1.0 will be spent cleaning up the offering for the 1.0 release, with no additional functionality.

All the efforts around me continue to be so interesting!

Why we need industrial consortiums for open source projects!

On Friday, February 17th at 16:00 CET , 15:00 (GMT), and 10:00 EST, the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (a.k.a. Papyrus-IC or, as I prefer, Me-IC 😉 Research and Academia committee will host their second webinar of the year:

Industrial usage of open source solutions – Why do we need industrial consortiums?

Ericsson’s Francis Bordeleau, who is also the Me-IC’s chairperson will be presenting this very interesting topic.

I must say that, as an open source project myself, I have profited from the creation of the Papyrus IC and I certainly owe some of my growth to its members!

If you are curious as to how open source project can grow and become more palatable for usage in an industrial setting, then you must attend this webinar!

You can find information on how to connect from the Me-IC Research and Academia webinar page!

See you there!