An object-oriented approach to robot programming

Paolo Bison, Maria Gini

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In this paper an object-oriented system for programming robots is proposed. The advantages of an object-oriented approach are described and in particular the paper examines how concurrent execution and resource sharing can be programmed in Smalltalk. It is shown that this is specially useful to program tasks requiring multiple cooperating robots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1989

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An object-oriented programming approach to robot tasks has been proposed. Smalltalk has been suggested as a system for programming complex robot applications including applications with multiple robots. Partial support for this research has been provided by the project WOKSAPE of the University of Minnesota, USA and by the NSF grant DMC-8518735.


  • object-oriented approach
  • robot programming
  • robot tasks


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