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This is the perl module for controlling laboratory
robotics & peripheral devices in either industrial
laboratory or homebrew environments. Provides easy-to-use
software interface to the physical robots and allows
programming the robots at a higher level. Provides
network communication using a client-server for
manufacturers which provide third-party applications to
access the robot; this allows a remote computer running
this module to communicate to the robot's computer running
this module.
* Support for Tecan Genesis is provided.
* Support for other Perl CPAN modules is under discussion,
such as: LEGO Mindstorm, Microchip UBW, etc.
* Support for other devices and manufacturers is open for
discussion or contributon (author is available for funded
work - email to discuss).
This module requires:
Robotics hardware; may require physical connection
(serial port or USB, etc) from the Perl computer to the
robot, or may require internet connection. For network
communication, this module uses IO::Socket.
There may be simulation modes available (so hardware is
not required) however simulation of the robotics is not
the goal -- getting them physically working is!
NO WARRANTIES: Author(s) are not responsible for physical
damage to hardware or people! WATCH OUT. (All user
applications you write should also include warnings prior
to executing movement as a general guideline.
Namespace note: The name "Robotics" is used rather than
"Robot" since there are many perl software modules for
internet / web / script automation which are incorrectly
called "robots". The more correct term for such labelled
software is "user software agent" or simply "agent".
To install this module, run the following commands:
perl Makefile.PL
make test
make install
After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the
perldoc command.
perldoc Robotics
You can also look for information at:
RT, CPAN's request tracker
AnnoCPAN, Annotated CPAN documentation
CPAN Ratings
Search CPAN
Copyright (C) 2009 Jonathan Cline,
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.
See for more information.
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