Towards Compositional Verification for Modular Robotic Systems
|Luckcuck, M., Cardoso, R., Dennis, L., Farrell, M. and Fisher, M.
Software engineering of modular robotic systems is a challenging task, however, verifying that the developed components all behave as they should individually and as a whole presents its own unique set of challenges. In particular, distinct components in a modular robotic system often require different verification techniques to ensure that they behave as expected. Ensuring whole system consistency when individual components are verified using a variety of techniques and formalisms is difficult. This paper discusses how to use compositional verification to integrate the various verification techniques that are applied to modular robotic software, using a First-Order Logic (FOL) contract that captures each component's assumptions and guarantees. These contracts can then be used to guide the verification of the individual components, be it by testing or the use of a formal method. We provide an illustrative example of an autonomous robot used in remote inspection. We also discuss a way of defining confidence for the verification associated with each component.
|Robotics; Software engineering ; Application software
|Second International Workshop on Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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|03 Dec 2020
|Publication process dates
|31 Jan 2023
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