The authors argue that, because of its symbolic processing facilities, its object-oriented nature, its usefulness as a simulation language, and its sophisticated graphical interface, Smalltalk is an ideal candidate for specialization. They discuss this and they show how a programming language that approaches the power of AL can be imbedded in Smalltalk within 2-4 person-months of effort.

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Conference Proceedings - 1987 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
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Lalonde, W, Thomas, Dave A., & Johnson, Kent. (1987). SMALLTALK AS A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE FOR ROBOTICS?. Presented at the Proceedings - 1987 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.