July 29, 2002
The only autonomous robot in this year's AAAI mobile robot competition, GRACE, is running lisp. [via robots.net]
Looking at the members of the GRACE team, it's not surprising that they're entering the most ambitious robot in the contest:
I'm not sure what parts of GRACE may be written in Lisp. There are lisp bindings for IPC, which GRACE uses, so... nope, I still have no idea.
I'm interested in the development process used by that geographically distributed team, actually.
Posted by jjwiseman at July 29, 2002 10:30 AM
..and swig and Python! I wonder what they do
about ACL GC latency.
With generational GC, I doubt that it's much of an issue unless you're trying to write low-level control loops in lisp. And even then, if you write a loop that doesn't generate garbage, you don't have to worry much about garbage collection...