An Automated Test Method for Robot Platform and Its Components
This paper presents a hierarchical test model and automated test framework for robot software components of RTC (Robot Technology Component) combined with hardware module. The hierarchical test model consists of three levels of testing based on V-model : unit test, integration test, and system test. The automated test framework incorporates four components of test data generation, test manager, test execution, and test monitoring. The proposed testing model and its automation framework is proven to be efficient for testing of developed robotic software components in terms of time and cost.