A Native Transterpreter for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX

Simpson, J. and Jacobsen, Christian L. and Jadud, Matthew C. (2007) A Native Transterpreter for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX. In: Communicating Process Architectures 2007. (Full text available)

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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.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Transterpreter, concurrency, LEGO, RCX, occam-pi
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 12:12
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 09:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24058 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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