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Yaj
06-19-2002, 12:16 AM
I heard about it and was just sort of curious. I heard robots are programmed in basic? Is there a robot you could buy and program? if so how could you hook it up and program it? anyone here ever program a robot? seems sort of interesting.

adrianxw
06-19-2002, 12:37 AM
>>> I heard robots are programmed in basic?

I would imagine there are examples of robots that have been programmed in just about every language, (although COBOL would be an interesting/unusual choice).

Troll_King
06-19-2002, 02:19 AM
Get a book like this:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1893115445/qid%3D1024474752/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F0%5F1/002-4603396-7464842

The15th
06-19-2002, 04:34 AM
If your interested about getting into robots maybe a good choice would be a HandyBoard. The reason why i suggest this is because it allows you to program in C or IC...

Shiro
06-19-2002, 11:42 AM
>I heard robots are programmed in basic?

Robots can be programmed in many languages, usually C and/or assembly is used.

>Is there a robot you could buy and program? if so how could
>you hook it up and program it?

When you buy a programmable robot, it will come with an interface which allows you to communicate with the robot using your PC. This can be a simple download box, which you can use to download your software into the robot. Or a complete debug interface with serial communications facilities which allow you to debug the robot using your PC.

>anyone here ever program a robot?

At university we programmed a simple robot using a kind of assembly which was specific for that robot.