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The Haskell School of Expression by Paul Hudak

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CHAPTER NINETEEN

An Imperative Robot Language

 

 

 

It is possible to use a language such as FAL to control things other than graphics images and animations. In particular, one could use FAL to control robots, not only in terms of their dynamic movement, but also their interaction with the real world. This is an interesting declarative approach to robot control that some researchers have in fact pursued. However, I will not do so here, for two reasons: First, there are no inexpensive, standard robots that I could use to make this effort truly worthwhile (although this may change over the next few years). Second, to demonstrate this idea using a graphically simulated robot would not make it significantly different from what I have already done ...

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