Subsumption Architectures in Squeak
Jerome.Garcia at wj.com
Tue Oct 27 22:31:05 UTC 1998
I strongly agree with the importance of this benefit. In my current
work at Watkins-Johnson on semiconductor processing equipment software
based on ControlWORKS, one of the major causes of thrashing has been
the existence of some components which do not provide for adequate
hardware simulation during development and debugging. Work on those
modules that do provide support has been greatly aided by close to
transparent simulation of I/O ports and hardware with the only changes
necessary to switch between simulation and real world being a couple
of changes to a configuration file. Actually, I would like it to go
furthur and allow for switching in and out of simulation individual
components on the fly to enable confidence testing prior to actual
hardware action. As far as I know, ControlWORKS does not provide this
I really hope that such transparency is the result of your effort.
Jerome E. Garcia
jegarcia at adventurousmind.com
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Subject: Re: Subsumption Architectures in Squeak
Author: Dave Astels <astels at audesi.com> at INTERNET
Date: 10/27/98 10:02 PM
Sam Adams wrote:
> Dave Astels wrote:
> I've started a project to build a version of Rod Brooks Behaviour language
> I would also like to know more your subsumption interests and efforts.
I've started writing up an overview. Expect it in a couple of days.
> Sounds like you're more aimed at embedded control, but a software
> environment to test your subsumption designs could be useful, too.
The benefit of a VM is that you could work in an entirely software environment
with simulated hardware. You could tie into that by subclassing the VM and
providing implementation for I/O ports. The hardware simulation could be
from numeric oriented dialogs to full 3D, realtime visualizaton.
Dave Astels The people who are crazy enough
Software Engineer to think they can change the world,
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