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Robotics Programming: Essential Coding Languages To Learn

Before we start exploring this fascinating field, it is important to get an overview of robotics programming and give ideas to the newbies as well.

The reason why robotics is growing so rapidly is quite explicit. It happens to be a mixture of all the top fields, including computer science, engineering, bioengineering, mechatronics, AI, nanotechnology, and some others.

The term “robotics” simply refers to the study of robots. These are machines designed to work in human capacity and execute some very specific tasks. Before, robots were unable to make decisions as their program was just to perform binary operations. But now, they are brimming with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and whatnot. They may be able to analyze the scenario, take appropriate decisions, learn from the outcome, and then make even better choices in the future.


Why Robotics Programming Is A Lucrative Field

These days, the competition is quite strong. People

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Home of the best robot programming language for Educational Robotics. Made for NXT programming and VEX programming.

Posted by Cara Friez-LeWinter on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 | Comments Off

Robomatter and the REC Foundation are proud to announce the VEX and VEX IQ Programming Skills Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds. Test your skills and qualify to compete at the 2019 VEX Worlds!

Posted by Cara Friez-LeWinter on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

The Robot Virtual Worlds team is very excited to announce the latest updates of several of our worlds. This release changes the process for logging in and tracking progress in Robot Virtual Worlds.

Posted by Cara Friez-LeWinter on Friday, May 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

We are thrilled to announce the availability of our brand new virtual environment, the VEX Robotics Competition Turning Point.

Posted by Cara Friez-LeWinter on Friday, May 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

We are excited to release our brand new virtual environment, the VEX IQ Challenge Next Level!


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Robotics Programming Tutorial: How to Program a Simple Robot

Editor’s note: On October 16th, 2018, this article was overhauled to work with the latest technologies.

Let’s face it, robots are cool. They’re also going to run the world some day, and hopefully, at that time they will take pity on their poor soft fleshy creators (a.k.a. robotics developers) and help us build a space utopia filled with plenty. I’m joking of course, but only sort of.

In my ambition to have some small influence over the matter, I took a course in autonomous robot control theory last year, which culminated in my building a Python-based robotic simulator that allowed me to practice control theory on a simple, mobile, programmable robot.

In this article, I’m going to show how to use a Python robot framework to develop control software, describe the control scheme I developed for my simulated robot, illustrate how it interacts with its environment and achieves its goals,

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What is the Best Programming Language for Robotics?

Need to program your robot but don’t know which language to choose?

Don’t know what languages are available?

There’s no simple answer, but here are the top 10 most popular programming languages for robotics.

Which is the best programming language? It’s a question that a lot of new roboticists will ask at least once in their career, but there’s no simple answer.

But, it’s a very reasonable question. After all, what’s the point of investing a lot of time and effort in learning a new programming language if it turns out you’re never going to use it?

If you’re new to robotics, you want to learn the programming languages which are actually going to be useful for your career.



Why you’ll never get a simple answer from roboticists

When I published the first version of this article in 2016, I knew it was going to be a controversial one. Since

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