Towards Python-based Domain-specific Languages for Self-reconfigurable Modular Robotics Research

Mikael Moghadam, David Johan Christensen, David Brandt, Ulrik Pagh Schultz

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Abstract

This paper explores the role of operating system and high-level languages in the development of software and domain-specific languages (DSLs) for self-reconfigurable robotics. We review some of the current trends in selfreconfigurable robotics and describe the development of a software system for ATRON II which utilizes Linux and Python to significantly improve software abstraction and portability while providing some basic features which could prove useful when using Python, either stand-alone or via a DSL, on a selfreconfigurable robot system. These features include transparent socket communication, module identification, easy software transfer and reliable module-to-module communication. The end result is a software platform for modular robots that where appropriate builds on existing work in operating systems, virtual machines, middleware and high-level languages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDSLRob’11
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International Workshop on Domain-Specific Languages and models for ROBotic systems - San Francisco, USA
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Domain-Specific Languages and models for ROBotic systems
CitySan Francisco, USA
Period01/01/2011 → …

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