AIMing for Automated Vehicles blog test drives NI LabVIEW Robotics
A Control Engineering blogger working on automated vehicles test drives National Instruments LabVIEW Robotics and learns a few new things about automation and control hardware and software for robotics. Learn the new tricks this "old dog" learned.
Learn from a test drive of NI LabVIEW Robotics package, from the Control Engineering AIMing for Automated Vehicle blogger Paul F. Grayson.
Grayson said, in the recent test-drive posting, "While there are other robotics software systems out there, I am looking at LabVIEW Robotics first because the company has both the software and the hardware. Getting both from the same company implies compatibility, which is a major concern when trying to integrate software and hardware. The full working version of the software is available for 30 days at no cost."
Read more from Grayson about robotics, global competitiveness, and automated vehicles in: Test driving NI LabView Robotics.
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