05 May 2016
Robot modules hold one of the key positions in RCML language, because communication and transfer of commands to the physical robot is performed via them, see. the figure 3.
Figure 3 The role of robot modules in communication with the physical robots
Robot module is responsible for sending commands from RCML language interpreter to one or more robots of a single class (or type) incorporated by this module. It is recommended to use a separate module for each robot class or type. RCML interpreter communicates with the robot module through the declared API, and that in turn communicates with each robot assigned to it. Thus, communication and control of a robot by the interpreter is implemented through the robot module, allowing to connect a wide range of robots to it. Read more on how to write your own robot module and connect it to the interpreter in Section "Creating Own Modules for RCML".
Depending on their functionality, robot modules can additionally provide manual robot control by the control device represented by an appropriate module in RCML environment.