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Chapter 38
Glossary

This chapter aggregates the definitions used in the this document.

Bioloid
The Robotis Bioloid is a hobbyist and educational robot kit produced by the Korean robot manufacturer Robotis. The Bioloid platform consists of components and small, modular servomechanisms called Dynamixels, which can be used in a daisy-chained fashion to construct robots of various configurations, such as wheeled, legged, or humanoid robots. The Bioloid system is thus comparable to the LEGO Mindstorms and VEXplorer kits.
Gostai Console
This tool provides a graphical user interface to a remote Urbi server (see Section 38.1). Unix users (GNU/Linux or Mac OS X) can use the traditional telnet tool. Windows users are invited to use Gostai Console instead. See Listing 2.
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Figure 38.1: Gostai Console

Gostai Editor
Also called UEdit, Gostai urbiscript Editor (Section 38.2) is a lightweight urbiscript source code editor with semantic highlighting. It is available for Windows and GNU/Linux platforms.
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Figure 38.2: Gostai Editor

Gostai Lab
This tool (see Section 38.3), which includes the features of Gostai Console, allows to build easily elaborate remote controller for robots. It provides various widgets to visualize data from the robot (including video and sound), and to modify the state of the robot.
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Figure 38.3: Gostai Lab

Gostai Studio
This tool (see Section 38.4), includes all the features of Gostai Console and Gostai Lab. It is a high-level Integrated Development Environment for Urbi. Its formalism is based on Hierarchical Finite State Machines.
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Figure 38.4: Gostai Studio

RMP
The Segway Robotic Mobility Platform is a robotic platform based on the Segway Personal Transporter. See http://rmp.segway.com.
RTP
Real-time Transport Protocol (RFC 3550). A protocol designed for streaming (for instance audio/video).
ROS
Robot Operating System, http://www.ros.org/, developed by Willow Garage, http://www.willowgarage.com/. It is an abstraction layer on top of the genuine operating system (such as GNU/Linux) that provides hardware abstraction, device control, common algorithms, message-passing between processes, and package management.
Spykee
The Spykee is a WiFi-enabled robot built by Meccano (known as Erector in the United States). It is equipped with a camera, speaker, microphone, and moves using two tracks. See http://www.spykeeworld.com.
urbi-console
Former name of “Gostai Console”. See that item.