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Study and definition of the software integration test for robotic mobile systems

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Author(s):
Maria Adelina Silva Brito
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Carlos.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC/SB)
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Examining board members:
Simone do Rocio Senger de Souza; Ana Maria Ambrosio; Fabiano Cutigi Ferrari; José Carlos Maldonado; Denis Fernando Wolf
Advisor: Simone do Rocio Senger de Souza
Abstract

During the software development process the test activity contributes in terms of increased software quality, team productivity and cost reduction by application of techniques and test criteria. These mechanisms allow the defects detection, reducing the failures in the final product. In a robotic systems development context, VST techniques (Virtual Simulation Tools/Technology) are widely used. Although these approaches be efficient, in some cases they not allow great systematization of the test activity including code coverage analysis. This project explores this gap and proposes an approach for integration testing applied to robotic embedded systems, composed of functional and structural testing, looking for defects mainly related to the communication among processes of these systems. This study was initially conducted by mapping coverage criteria, defined for concurrent programs testing and exploring problems related to non-determinism, communication, and other undesired situations. During the project we defined an approach of integration testing and coverage criteria for mobile robotic systems. The exploratory case studies indicate that the proposed approach is applicable and can contributes to reveal defects not found using simulations or traditional testing of mobile robotic systems. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/03459-4 - Study and Definition of Integration Software Testing for Mobile Robotic Systems
Grantee:Maria Adelina Silva Brito
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate