PyConAU 2010: Hard Real-time Python, or, Giant Robots of Doom

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Hard Real-time Python, or, Giant Robots of Doom

Presented by Simon Wittber (Different Methods Pty Ltd)

Can you use Python to control a pair of 30 tonne robots as they spin at 72 kilometres per hour? Can you use Python to provide realtime collision avoidance and fly-by-wire control?

Yes, you can. See how Perth based engineering company Transmin Pty Ltd (www.transmin.com.au) used Python to deliver a safety-crticial robotic control system in record time.

[NOTE: Missing first 2.5 minutes of talk, then camera audio for first section]