SOMA ontology released

An ontological modelling approach called “Socio-Physical Model of Activities (SOMA)” is developed within the scope of CRC EASE research project at the University of Bremen that attempts to advance our understanding of how human-scale manipulation tasks can be mastered by robotic agents.

The abstraction of knowledge for everyday activities are handled by SOMA such a way so that robots can execute same task in different ways depending upon what tools are available and how the environment is shaped. The main focus of SOMA is the characterization of physical and social activity context, as well as the motions carried out by agents, and the interactions caused by them.

SOMA web page provides information related to the various sources available online in order to interact with the model. Additionally one can visualize SOMA concepts on ontology visualization tool WebVOWL here.