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A Native Transterpreter for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX

By Jonathan Simpson, Christian L. Jacobsen and Matthew C. Jadud

Abstract

The LEGO Mindstorms RCX is a widely deployed educational robotics platform. This paper presents a concurrent operating environment for the Mindstorms RCX, implemented natively using occam-pi running on the Transterpreter virtual machine. A concurrent hardware abstraction layer aids both the developer of the operating system and facilitates the provision of process-oriented interfaces to the underlying hardware for students and hobbyists interested in small robotics platforms

Topics: QA76
Publisher: IOS Press
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:kar.kent.ac.uk:24058

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