Scripting language on embedded platforms

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Title: Scripting language on embedded platforms


Description: JOINT PROJECT with the Embedded Systems group (contact: Patrick Bellasi

When developing embedded applications it is common the need to test some algorithm in some fast way, without to re-program the whole firmware every time. PAWN ( is a *simple and lightweight scripting language with a C-like syntax*. Execution speed, stability, simplicity and a small footprint were essential design criteria for both the language and the abstract machine, making PAWN suitable for embedded applications.

This project aims to port the abstract machine to ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers, add a set of functions to interface with the underlying hardware peripherals and then to embed it as ChibiOS/RT ( thread.

Tutor: AndreaBonarini (, MartinoMigliavacca (
Start: 2011/05/30
Students: 1 - 2
CFU: 2 - 5
Research Area: Robotics
Research Topic: Robot development
Level: Bs, Ms
Type: Course
Status: Closed