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January 19, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM
The Artoo Framework: Using Ruby to Program Robots
In just the past few years, there has been explosive growth in the field of robotics. According to Ron Evans, one of the creators of the Artoo Framework, there’s already plenty of advanced hardware available for robotics but the software is still playing catchup.
Although the talk will center around programming robots in Ruby with the Artoo Framework, there will be plenty of general information to appeal to the Rubyist and non-Rubyist alike, such as: an introduction to hardware for software developers and a short history of robotics.
Jeff Donovan is a software developer in Des Moines, Iowa.
Thanks to Edwards Graphic Arts for providing pizza for this meeting.
Merchants Bonding Company
6700 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Park behind the building on the South side.
Wi-fi Internet access is available.
Thanks to David W. Body and Julie Kent for their presentation on Using Google Apps from Ruby at our October 2015 meeting.
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