A pragmatic approach to dimensional analysis for mobile robotic programming

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dc.contributor.author Biggs, Geoffrey en
dc.contributor.author MacDonald, Bruce en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-13T20:38:51Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Autonomous Robotics 2008(25):405-419 2008 en
dc.identifier.issn 0929-5593 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/8961 en
dc.description.abstract An application-specific approach to the design of a robot programming language may allow for a language better suited to the unique challenges found when programming in this domain. One area of robotics programming that can be supported by an application-specific approach is dimensioned data. Robot programs typically manage a substantial amount of dimensioned data. However, existing robot programming tools do not directly support the description and manipulation of dimensioned quantities. A new system is presented for managing dimensioned data in robot software. The design provides a new primitive data type to support dimensioned data. Its unique syntax improves program readability and writability. Dimensional consistency is automatically checked by the system and any errors are reported, significantly easing the debugging of dimensioned data and improving the reliability of robot software. The data type is evaluated by common criteria for evaluating programming languages and a small user study, and is found to be an improvement. en
dc.language EN en
dc.publisher Springer Science+Business Media, LLC en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Autonomous Robots en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject Robot programming en
dc.subject Robot control en
dc.subject PHYSICAL UNITS en
dc.subject ADA en
dc.subject C++ en
dc.title A pragmatic approach to dimensional analysis for mobile robotic programming en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10514-008-9103-x en
pubs.issue 25 en
pubs.begin-page 405 en
pubs.volume 2008 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC en
pubs.end-page 419 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 116138 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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