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.

Posted by: Eric on July 29, 2002 12:40 PM

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...

Posted by: jjwiseman on July 29, 2002 08:49 PM
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