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Language peer sets for WAVE:
United States
United States/1973
Designed 1973
1970s languages
Fourth generation
High Cold War
Specialised Languages
Specialised Languages/1973
Specialised Languages/us


Robotics language 

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Country: United States
Designed 1973
Sammet category: Specialised Languages

Presumably because it waved, but also rumoured to be because of Bossa Nova

High level robotics language, possibly first ever to incorporate teleological concepts. SRI 1973

Implemented by Lou Paul in 1973 on the Scheinman Stanford model arm and was used extensively by him and Bob Bolles.

Related languages
WAVE AL   Evolution of

  • Bolles, R. C. and Paul, R. (1973) Bolles, R. C. and Paul, R. "The Use of Sensory Feedback in a Programmable Assembly System" Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Memo AIM-220, October 1973
  • Bolles, R. C. (1975) Bolles, R. C. "Verification Vision Within a Programmable Assembly System, an Introductory Discussion", Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Memo AIM-275, December 1975.
  • Mujtaba, S. and Goldman, R (1979) Mujtaba, S. and Goldman, R "AL User's Manual", Stanford AI Lab, Memo AIM-323 (Jan 1979) Abstract pdf Extract: Design Philosophy of AL (includes WAVE)
  • Paul, R.P. (1979) Paul, R.P. "WAVE: A Model-Based Language for Manipulator Control", Ind Robot 4(1):10-17 (1979).
  • Fuller, James (1998) Fuller, James "ROBOTICS: Introduction, Programming, and Projects" Prentice-Hall
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