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Programming Modular Robots with Locally Distributed Predicates

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posted on 01.01.1981, 00:00 by Michael De Rosa, Seth C. Goldstein, Peter Lee, Padmanabhan Pillai, Jason Campbell
We present a high-level language for programming modular robotic systems, based on locally distributed predicates (LDP), which are distributed conditions that hold for a connected subensemble of the robotic system. An LDP program is a collection of LDPs with associated actions which are triggered on any subensemble that matches the predicate. The result is a reactive programming language which efficiently and concisely supports ensemble-level programming. We demonstrate the utility of LDP by implementing three common, but diverse, modular robotic tasks.


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