Towards Visually-Guided Neuromorphic Robots
Beobot Coding Environment
The Beobot run on a standard Linux operating system
that fits into the 256MB flash memory. Development of Beobot software
will also be in Linux. Currently the iLab uses the Mandrake version of
All of iLab's classes are coded in object-oriented
C++, and compiled using GNU C++ compiler.
Maintaing Version Concurrency
To make sure everyone is on the same page, we use the
SVN system. This prevents
researchers from accessing outdated code and allows everyone to keep
track of the latest updates and documentations.
Drivers and Interfaces
A lot of the hardware devices in Beobot are not
supported under the current version of Mandrake. So iLab wrote several
drivers such as one for the Firewire
Camera. Also, devices like the Serial Servo Controller and LCD
operate on ASCII serial inputs. iLab created SSC and LCD classes that
sends signals to those devices.
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Southern California, iLab and The Beobot Team. Last updated
Thursday, 02-Sep-2010 10:05:32 PDT