RoboML, a Robotic Markup Language

Posted 9 Mar 2001 at 14:24 UTC by steve Share This

An XML-based markup language has been developed that is applicable to a wide range of robotics tasks including human-robot interfaces. RoboML is being developed by Maxim Makatchev and S. K. Tso of the Centre for Intelligent Design Automation and Manufacturing, City University, Hong Kong. A short description can be found on and a detailed white paper (in PDF format) by the authors is also available. A Mac-based human-robot interface agent that uses RoboML will be available soon.

RobotML interface chips, posted 9 Mar 2001 at 17:01 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

I'm wondering when Dilbert will get around to making a RobotML interface chip. Still waiting for all of those cheap java chips that was touted a while back. Perhaps I can implement the RobotML in a F84 pic?

Hmmm..., posted 10 Mar 2001 at 01:59 UTC by steve » (Master)

Yeah, I'm skeptical of how useful XML would be for something that has to run in real time. Sure wouldn't want to use it for things like encoding sensor data! :-) I can see how it might be useful for the human-interface aspect. It might be handy to be able to define the robots behaviour with a simple HTML-like language.

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