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Robot Programming: A Guide to Controlling Autonomous Robots by Tracey Hughes, Cameron Hughes

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3. RSVP: Robot Scenario Visual Planning

Robot Sensitivity Training Lesson #3: Don’t instruct the robot to perform a task you can’t picture it performing.

As described in Chapter 2, “Robot Vocabularies,” the robot vocabulary is the language you use to assign a robot tasks for a specific situation or scenario. And once a vocabulary has been established, figuring out the instructions for the robot to execute using that vocabulary is the next step.

Making a picture or a “visual representation” of the scenario and instructions you want the robot to perform can be great way to ensure your robot performs the tasks properly. A picture of the instructions the robot will perform allows you to think through the steps before translating them to the code. ...

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