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A Native Transterpreter for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX

Simpson, Jonathan and Jacobsen, Christian L. and Jadud, Matthew C. (2007) A Native Transterpreter for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX. In: McEwan, Alistair A. and Schneider, S.A. and Ifill, W. and Welch, Peter H., eds. Communicating Process Architectures 2007. Concurrent Systems Engineering . IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 339-348. ISBN 978-1-58603-767-3. E-ISBN 978-1-60750-261-6.

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: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Transterpreter, concurrency, LEGO, RCX, occam-pi
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 12:12 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24058 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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