MARIE is a new design tool for mobile and autonomous robot applications, designed to facilitate the integration of multiple heterogeneous software elements. It is a flexible tool based on a distributed model, thus allowing the realization of an application using one machine or various networked machines, architectures, and platforms.
|Tags||Software Development Libraries Application Frameworks Scientific/Engineering Other/Nonlisted Topic Artificial Intelligence|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux Windows Windows|
Release Notes: Lots of changes were made in this release. A build system based on Scons is used. Component creation was simplified. User-defined plugins were added for CFB, CS, and Data Factory (SerDes). Project file description is used instead of start scripts. Socket port number is now automatically managed. A new console and GUI Application Manager were added. A toolbox for RobotFlow was added. Unit tests were introduced. New documentation was written. A new wiki-based Web site used. Code bugs and issues were corrected.
Release Notes: The core architecture was refactored. Converters were renamed to CascadingFunctionalBlocks, AdapterHandlers and AdapterHandlerTasks were refactored, potential multi-thread problems were corrected, and Application Adapters were added for Pmap from PlayerStage, for emulating charging stations, for the Festival speech synthesis tool, for emulating robot power systems, and for ARNL. New data types were added along with unit tests for the data library. GCC 4.0.1 is now supported.
Release Notes: Major refactoring was done to MARIE's core architecture. The communication protocol and data representation are now independent. Reusable Converters are used in Ports. The configuration for Adapters was enhanced. The architecture was simplified. The names of classes now better fit MARIE's terminology. Class duplication was removed. The same framework is used for Application Adapters and Communication Adapters. Known design patterns are used for the implementation. ACE's logging features are supported.
Release Notes: Global design and implementation, data types, and the installation procedure have been enhanced. A "Shared Memory" communication strategy has been added. XML handling has been refactored. An adapter for the Aria API from ActivMedia has been added. An application adapter for the Expression Toolkit project has been added. SharedMap communication adapters have been added. The Teleop project has been enhanced.
No changes have been submitted for this release.