n-category = (n,n)-category
n-groupoid = (n,0)-category
When a weak -category is modeled as a module over an -operad, morphisms of modules will correspond to strict functors. To get weak -functors one has to resolve .
One way to do this is described in (Garner).
Michael Batanin, Monoidal globular categories as a natural environment for the theory of weak -categories , Advances in Mathematics 136 (1998), no. 1, 39–103.
Ross Street, The role of Michael Batanin’s monoidal globular categories, in Higher Category Theory, eds. E. Getzler and M. Kapranov, Contemp. Math. 230, American Mathematial Society, Providence, Rhode Island, 1998, pp. 99–116. (pdf)
Work towards establishing the homotopy hypothesis for Batanin -groupoids can be found here:
A nice introduction to this subject is:
A discussion of weak -functors between Batanin -categories is in
An application of Batanin weak -groupoids to homotopy type theory appears in