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An Overview of XRobots: A Hierarchical State Machine-Based Language

Date of Publication: 
May 2011
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Abstract: 
This paper introduces a prototype domain-specific language for programming mobile robots that is based on hierarchical state machines. A novelty of this language is that states are treated as first class entities in the language and thus they can be passed as arguments to other parameterized states. The structure and behavior of the language is presented, along with an example program. Further work and language design challenges are also discussed.
Venue: 
Workshop on Software Development and Integration in Robotics (SDIR VI)
bibtex: 
@inproceedings{tousignant11sdir, author = "Tousignant, Steve and Van Wyk, Eric and Gini, Maria", title = "An Overview of {XRobots}: A Hierarchical State Machine-Based Language", booktitle = "Proceedings of The 4th Workshop on Software Development and Integration in Robotics (SBIR-IV)" , year = 2011, month = "May", address = "Shanghia, China" }