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Portability issues for SmartyCat Agent Architecture
Author(s): Willie Y. Lim; Alex N. Peck
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss our experience with porting our agent-based SmartyCat software from one computing environment, the Apple Macintosh, to another, the Silicon Graphics (SGI) Indigo. A significant part of the effort goes into converting the graphical user interface (GUI) for SAL (the SmartyCat Agent Language) from the proprietary Macintosh windowing system to the more open X-windows based system of the SGI. We also discuss our current effort in integrating a VME 68030 processor card to the original Z80-based on-board computing system. The evolutionary path taken by us in developing the SmartyCat architecture is described followed by a discussion of what was learned from our experience.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2058, Mobile Robots VIII, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167494
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Willie Y. Lim, Grumman Corporate Research Ctr. (United States)
Alex N. Peck, Grumman Corporate Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2058:
Mobile Robots VIII
William J. Wolfe; Wendell H. Chun, Editor(s)

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