Smalltalk in an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Jon Hylands: EDS
Wednesday 2:45:00 pm to 3:30:00 pm
Abstract: Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are an emerging technology that are ideally suited for exploring underwater environments, in places where it may be too costly or dangerous for manned submersibles or remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to operate. The software required to successfully pilot an AUV must be very robust, capable of complex behaviors, and also be easy to maintain and extend. Smalltalk fits the bill on all of these requirements. This demo will show MicroSeeker, a simple hobby-level autonomous underwater vehicle built by the presenter, with the high-level embedded "brain" of the system running in Squeak Smalltalk on a PDA.
Bio: Jon Hylands has been doing Smalltalk programming since 1987. Jon's main interests include sailing, hobby robotics, autonomous submersibles, and making Smalltalk work on embedded devices.
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