Now that you have a mobile robot, you want to coordinate all of its different abilities. Let's start with the simplest approach: using a single control program that can call other programs and enable all the capabilities.
You've already done this once. In Chapter 3, Providing Speech Input and Output, you edited the
continuous.c code to allow it to call other programs to execute functionality. Here is the code that we used, found in the
The functionality that is important to us is the
system("espeak \"good bye"\"");"\""); line of code. When you use the
system function call, the program actually calls a different program, in this case the
espeak program, and passes it to the
good bye parameter so that the words
bye come out of the speaker.
Here is another example, this time from Chapter 5, Making the Unit Mobile – Controlling Wheeled Movement...