Development Practices and Challenges in Robotics Software Engineering

We kindly invite you to an industry-wide survey on software-engineering practices in mobile and service robotics. Participating will allow you to reflect on your practices and learn about others’ practices, by receiving a state-of-the practice report with the survey results. It will also help the research community focus on relevant problems that meet real industrial needs.

Filling in the questionnaire will not take more than 15 minutes. It elicits industrial engineering practices and challenges, and it is available at:

Your response will be anonymized and described in a report without revealing your identity or company name. At the end of the questionnaire, we ask you to provide your name and email for verification and analysis (e.g., to identify duplicates), to be informed about the study results, and whether you opt-in for future clarification questions.

We would also be grateful if you could forward this invitation to any of your colleagues working in this area. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at


We are a team of researchers from Sweden (Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg) and Italy (Bergamo University and University of L’Aquila). Our research focuses on software engineering for autonomous and robotics systems. If you want to learn more about our research, feel free to take a look at some of our academic websites.

Sergio García (Chalmers | University of Gothenburg) Daniel Strüber (Chalmers | University of Gothenburg) Davide Brugali (University of Bergamo) Thorsten Berger (Chalmers | University of Gothenburg) Patrizio Pelliccione (Chalmers | University of Gothenburg and University of L’Aquila)