ROS as a middleware to Internet of Things

Vinícius Alves Hax, Nelson Lopes Duarte Filho, Silvia Silva da Costa Botelho, Odorico Machado Mendizabal


This paper discusses the feasibility of using the framework Robot Operating System (ROS) as a basis for the development of a middleware in the Internet of Things (IoT) context. The main concepts regarding IoT and ROS are presented and followed by the evaluation criteria. Finally, case studies considering the ROS features and some common assumptions of IoT environments are analyzed.

Key words: IoT, distributed systems, ROS, Internet of Things.

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