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Author:  jbflot [ Wed May 30, 2012 12:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Feedback Request for Robot Virtual World Software

We're looking for specific feedback regarding our Robot Virtual World software. Specifically, one of our developments is adding variety to the robot types - both their drive trains and end effectors. We would greatly appreciate any feedback you could leave in this quick, 3 question survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S39SP62

Thanks!

Author:  koal [ Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Feedback Request for Robot Virtual World Software

Hi,

I was thinking today what would be nice to have for education purposes in RVW. And found that there is a set of limitation for functionality that exists on real robots but does not supported in RVW. Examples: BT, Files Access, some useful motor functionality.

I understand that it is a programmer resources matter to implement all of this but what if RVW provides a way to say to compiler that functions implementing that functionality are re-defined by end user and there is his own implementation for them.

Let me explain this on the example.
On real robots we can open files with openread() functions.
If I want to have this function working on RVW and ready to implement it by myself somehow, I need to put something at the beginning of my source file like
Code:
#pragma config(Function, openread, my_function)

it will say to the compiler that when it sees invokation of openread in the code, the function my_function needs to be called instead. It will be invoked with the same arguments as openread().

I think it will be quite usefull for students - if their teacher is ready to develop such library they will have chance to practise with the same functions at home/classroom as on real robots.

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