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Language peer sets for KAREL:
United States
United States/1986
Designed 1986
1980s languages
Fifth generation
Late Cold War
Specialised Languages
Specialised Languages/1986
Specialised Languages/us



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Country: United States
Designed 1986
Sammet category: Specialised Languages

Robotics language developed by GMFanuc
Named for Capek, who first used the term Robot (The paper is anoblique reference to Rorem's Univeral Robots, the Capek play)

Position motion with point-topoint move commands (MOVE TO, MOVE NEAR, MOVE AWAY, MOVE ABOUT, MOVE RELATIVE, MOVE AXIS).
- Continuous path motion with MOVE ALONG motion command.  
- Programmable acceleration and deceleration.

Version 2 and 3 as well

Related languages
KAREL K2   Implementation

  • Fuller, James (1998) Fuller, James "ROBOTICS: Introduction, Programming, and Projects" Prentice-Hall
  • Lapham, John (1999) Lapham, John "The Introduction of a Universal Robot Programming Language" Industrial Robot Volume 26 1999, page 17 Extract: Introduction Extract: Problems with language obsolescence
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