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An event-based architecture for distributed control of mobile robots
Stéphane Magnenat, Philippe Retornaz, Florian Vaussard, Francesco Mondada
Aseba is an event-based architecture for distributed control of mobile robots. It targets integrated multi-processors robots or groups of single-processor units, real or simulated. The core of aseba is a lightweight virtual machine tiny enough to run even on microcontrollers. With aseba, we program robots in a user-friendly scripting language using a cosy integrated development environment. Aseba applies to several contexts:
- In multi-microcontrollers robots, Aseba takes advantage of the computational power of peripheral microcontrollers to provide hardware modularity, low latency between perception and action, and economical use of the bandwidth of the robot bus. Moreover, its easy to understand scripting language allows fast development of robots' behaviours (IEEE Tr. Mech. 2010 paper).
- In collective robotics, Aseba streamlines the development process by allowing instantaneous changes of the robots code as well as parallel debugging of all robots (SIMPAR 2008 paper).
- In education, the easy to learn language of Aseba, its user-friendly development environment, and the joy of making a robot move provide an original approach to teach and learn programming (FNG 2008 paper).
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