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Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2000), Takamatsu, Japan, Oct. 30 -Nov. 5, 2000. Starting from a user point of view the paper discusses the
 

Summary: Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2000), Takamatsu, Japan, Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2000.
Abstract
Starting from a user point of view the paper discusses the
requirements of a development environment (operating
system and programming language) for mechatronic sys-
tems, especially mobile robots. We argue that user require-
ments from research, education, ergonomics and
applications impose a certain functionality on the embed-
ded operating system and programming language, and that
a deadline-driven real-time operating system helps to fulfil
these requirements. A case study of the operating system
XO/2, its programming language Oberon-2 and the mobile
robot Pygmalion is presented. XO/2 explicitly addresses is-
sues like scalabilty, safety and abstraction, previously
found to be relevant for many user scenarios.
1. Introduction
In the mobile robotics community we can observe two ap-
proaches to the subjects of self-contained autonomy and
real-time. On the one hand, vehicles are used as `sensors
with wheels' where information processing is done either

  

Source: Arras, Kai O. - Institut für Informatik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

 

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