045 Robots

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You can build Robots with Erlang!

The Encyclopedia Galactica defines a robot as a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man. The marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation defines a robot as “Your Plastic Pal Who’s Fun to Be With.”

Ok, maybe not that kind of robots, but it Is true that robots often involve several concurrent tasks, including operating machinery, ensuring safety of people in the area, monitoring sensors. Erlang provides a very good way to manage that.

WE talk about what is and is not a robot along with what robots can and can’t do. Fred Wishes for a robot to plow his driveway when its 40bellow in Quebec


  • Zachary Kessin
  • Kevin Hammond
  • Fred Hebert
  • Josh Adams



Tools on Elixir

We are joined by Bruce Tate and Jose Valim to talk about the tools that have been developing around Elixir and how they can help the rest of the Erlang eco system.

This is the first of a series of episodes that will explore that wider Erlang eco system including Elixir, LFE, Erlog, LING, LuvieScript, Concurrent Scheme and more


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042 Tools on Erlang

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At Erlang Factory Jose and Dave pointed out that we in the Erlang community are loosing people by the fact that we have not kept up with the tools in other languages, like Clojure, Ruby and Elixir. So we brought on two professors who have both taught Erlang to see what they have experienced in their classes. Simon Thompson teaches at the University of Kent in Canterbery, England, and Yehuda Ben Shimol teaches at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva Israel.