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MSR 2021
Mon 17 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Wed 19 May 2021 17:08 - 17:12 at MSR Room 1 - Energy, logging, and APIs Chair(s): Akond Rahman

Robots are becoming more and more commonplace in many industry settings. This successful adoption can be partly attributed to (1) their increasingly affordable cost and (2) the possibility of developing intelligent, software-driven robots. Unfortunately, robotics software consumes significant amounts of energy. Moreover, robots are often battery-driven, meaning that even a small energy improvement can help reduce its energy footprint and increase its autonomy and user experience.

In this paper, we study the Robot Operating System (ROS) ecosystem, the de-facto standard for developing and prototyping robotics software. We analyze 527 energy-related data points (including commits, pull-requests and issues on ROS-related repositories, ROS-related questions on StackOverflow, ROS Discourse, ROS Answers and the official ROS Wiki).

Our results include a quantification of the interest of roboticists on software energy efficiency, 10 recurrent causes and 14 solutions of energy-related issues, and their implied trade-offs with respect to other quality attributes. Those contributions support roboticists and researchers towards having energy- efficient software in future robotics projects.

Conference Day
Wed 19 May

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17:00 - 17:50
Energy, logging, and APIsTechnical Papers at MSR Room 1
Chair(s): Akond RahmanTennessee Tech University
17:01
3m
Talk
S3M: Siamese Stack (Trace) Similarity Measure
Technical Papers
Aleksandr KhvorovJetBrains, ITMO University, Roman VasilievJetBrains, George ChernishevSaint-Petersburg State University, Irving Muller RodriguesPolytechnique Montreal, Montreal, Canada, Dmitrij KoznovSaint-Petersburg State University, Nikita PovarovJetBrains
Pre-print
17:04
4m
Talk
Mining the ROS ecosystem for Green Architectural Tactics in Robotics and an Empirical Evaluation
Technical Papers
Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Katerina ChinnappanVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Stan SwanbornVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Grace LewisCarnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, Patricia LagoVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Pre-print Media Attached
17:08
4m
Talk
Mining Energy-Related Practices in Robotics Software
Technical Papers
Michel AlbonicoUTFPR, Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Gustavo PintoFederal University of Pará, Emitzá GuzmánVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Katerina ChinnappanVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Patricia LagoVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Pre-print Media Attached
17:12
3m
Talk
Mining API Interactions to Analyze Software Revisions for the Evolution of Energy Consumption
Technical Papers
Andreas SchulerUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Gabriele Anderst-KotsisJohannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Pre-print
17:15
4m
Talk
Can I Solve it? Identifying the APIs required to complete OSS tasks
Technical Papers
Fabio Marcos De Abreu SantosNorthern Arizona University, USA, Igor Scaliante WieseFederal University of Technology – Paraná - UTFPR, Bianca TrinkenreichNorthern of Arizona Univeristy, Igor SteinmacherFederal University of Technology - Paraná / Northern Arizona University, Anita SarmaOregon State University, Marco GerosaNorthern Arizona University, USA
Pre-print
17:19
31m
Live Q&A
Discussions and Q&A
Technical Papers


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