Programming with Robots

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Programming

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Why learn the basics of programming using robots instead of more traditional method? For the last 50 years mainstream computer science has centered on the manipulation of abstract digital information. Programming for devices that interact with the physical world has always been an area of specialization for individuals that have already run the gauntlet of abstract information-based computer science.

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Why learn the basics of programming using robots instead of more traditional method? For the last 50 years mainstream computer science has centered on the manipulation of abstract digital information. Programming for devices that interact with the physical world has always been an area of specialization for individuals that have already run the gauntlet of abstract information-based computer science.

In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of processing devices that collect and manage information from their real-time environments via some physical interface component{among them, anti-lock brakes, Mars rovers, tele-surgery, artificial limbs, and even iPods. As these devices become ubiquitous, a liberally educated person should have some familiarity with the ways in which such devices work-their capabilities and limitations.

Throughout these notes the reader is directed to external references. Unless otherwise specified, these external references were all created by the developers of the RobotC software at Carnegie-Mellon's Robotics Laboratory. The materials are distributed with the software and are copyrighted and unedited. Because RobotC is still actively being developed, there are cases in which the documentation does not match the RobotC behavior. The references are stored locally to improve access to the materials and to ensure that they match the version of the software that we are using.

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Book pages: 78
Book language: en
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Published: 22 June 2022 - 23:00

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