As I've said elsewhere on these pages, I've been doing Smalltalk since 1987, so its
kind of natural that I want to do everything I can in Smalltalk.
MicroSeeker will be controlled by Smalltalk.
There are two distinct systems in MicroSeeker. The first is the low-level, real-time
data acquisition and control system. This is run by a network of PIC microcontrollers.
They originally ran PIC/Smalltalk, a language I
wrote, but I decided to concentrate more on the AUV end of things and
less on supporting a new compiler, so I use CCS
C now. The second system is the
high-level autonomous control system. That level runs on a
Dell Axim PDA, and it is written in Squeak.
I have a fairly decent working version of the Autonomous Controller code, and
have built a simulator to test it with. You can see more information
and some screenshots of various GUI windows
I use to operate and test MicroSeeker with.
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