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Communicating Process Architectures (CPA)
 Title: A Native Transterpreter for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX
 Conference: Communicating Process Architectures 2007
 Authors: Jonathan L. Simpson, Christian L. Jacobsen, Matthew C. Jadud
Computing Laboratory, University of Kent
 Abstract: The LEGO Mindstorms RCX is a widely deployed educational robotics platform. This paper presents a concurrent operating environment for the Mindstorms RCX, implemented natively using occam-pi running on the Transterpreter virtual machine. A concurrent hardware abstraction layer aids both the developer of the operating system and facilitates the provision of process-oriented interfaces to the underlying hardware for students and hobbyists interested in small robotics platforms. 

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