[EN] Ruby On Robots Using Artoo: A New Platform For Robotics, Physical Computing, and the Real World Web
The robotics revolution has already begun. You can buy drones and robotic devices at local retail stores. Unfortunately, it’s hard to develop code for robots, and nearly impossible to create solutions that integrate multiple different kind of devices.
Introducing Artoo, a new robotics framework written in Ruby. Artoo can communicate with many different kinds of hardware devices, and integrate them together. With surprisingly few lines of code, you can write interesting applications that tie together Arduinos, ARDrones, Spheros, and more.
Artoo is based on Celluloid, giving it the ability to support the levels of concurrency that are required for industrial-strength robotic applications. Artoo has a built in API-server. This allows your robots to be controlled by external applications, or integrated into larger, more complex solutions.
The time has come for Ruby-based robotics, and Artoo can help lead the way!
Ron Evans / @deadprogram
- Ringleader at The Hybrid Group
Ron Evans is a well-known software developer who has been very active in the free and open source community for over 20 years. As ringleader of The Hybrid Group, he has been helping clients solve some of their most difficult technical and business problems. Ron has been a very active speaker, presenting at conferences such as RubyConf, FutureRuby, Ignite, Golden Gate Ruby Conference, Los Angeles Ruby Conference, Conferencia Rails, and MagmaConf. He was featured in Computerworld Magazine in the article "Rock Star Coders" for his popular blog post "I'd Rather Be A Jazz Programmer", as well as having written articles for MSNBC, BYTE Magazine, and the Direct Marketing Association. Ron is an active code contributor to many open source projects, including being the creator of the award-winning KidsRuby, free software to help teach Ruby programming to kids.
- Los Angeles, CA, USA
Adrian Zankich / @adzankich
- Serious Programming Guy at The Hybrid Group
Adrian is a Southern Californian native with a passion for technology. He has worked on telematics-based web applications, physical computing and robotics applications since joining The Hybrid Group. As one of the main committers to Artoo, Adrian has integrated cool hardware including some drone collaborations with well-known Rubyist Jim Weirich. Adrian is also one of the main current committers to KidsRuby.
- Los Angeles, CA, USA