Robots are being used extensively i• n industry to increase the productivity and flexibility of manufacturing operations. Personnel must be trained to operate industrial robots safely and effectively. Many educational robotic systems have been developed, but these devices usually lack the high level programming language capabilities found on modern industrial robots. The Heathkit Hero Robot is an educational robotic system. A high level language was developed for the robot to make the Hero a more effective educational device. The high level language and compiler operate on an IBM Personal Computer, allowing robot programs to be written offline without interrupting the robot's ongoing activities. The instructions can be downloaded to the Hero via a serial interface.
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Fischoff, Daniel., "A High Level Programming Language and Compiler for the Heathkit ET-18 Hero Robot" (1985). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4833.
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