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Developing robot programming languages using an existing language as a base—A viewpoint

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 March 2009

S. T. Rock
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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University College of Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA28PP (U.K.)

Summary

The development of robot languages has followed a pattern similar to that of conventional programming languages, where robot languages have been based on an existing programming language. This paper first identifies the use of an existing base as one way of developing robot programming languages, and discusses the areas of difficulty in this approach. Then, on-line and off-line programming of robots is discussed and the requirements of robot programming languages that are different to those of non-specialised programming languages are presented. A discussion and evaluation of some programming languages in terms of their appropriateness for use as the base for an intelligent robot programming language is presented. This leads to the conclusion that no current language forms an adequate base for intelligent robot programming languages. What is needed as a base is a language for use in the artificial intelligence domain, that incorporates real-time facilities.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1989

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