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Author: Herman Bruyninckx, Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
This position paper introduces a number of Problem Claims about the pitiful state of practice in software for robotics (and for all kinds of engineering domains in general). The paper also presents Solution Claims, whose realization can lead to a long-term, macro-economically optimal solution, both for industry and academia.