Simpson, Jonathan and Jacobsen, Christian L. and Jadud, Matthew C.
A Native Transterpreter for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX.
In: Communicating Process Architectures 2007.
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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.
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