WIT Press


MathLink For Lab VIEW: A New Environment To Control And Interact With Instruments; Application To Robotics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IMS970511

Volume

15

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

899 kb

Author(s)

J. Peccoud & D. Damour

Abstract

MathLink for Lab VIEW: a new environment to control and interact with instruments; ap- plication to robotics. J. Peccoud & D. Damour France; jean.peccoud@imag.fr Abstract The purpose of this paper is to introduce an implementation of MathLink in LabVIEW and to demonstrate how this link will provide a whole new environment to develop instrumentation applications. Its ease of use is illustrated by three implementations of a simple robotic experiment. The link which is based on the complementarity of the two components, results in a great added-value. Some benchmark results are presented in order to appreciate the possibility to implement some real-time control algorithms in Mathematica. 1 Tools Overview Before anything else, it is necessary to introduce to Mathematica users the tools that will be used in this paper: LabVIEW, the desktop mobile robot Khepera, and the LabVIEW implementation of MathLink. 1.1 LabVIEW LabVIEW, or Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workben

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