We haven't heard much about the Carnegie Mellon-developed ROBOTC programming language since it went into beta testing way back when
, but it looks like the kinks have finally been worked out -- at least to the satisfaction of Innovation First, which has just rolled out a ROBOTC programming kit for its VEX
robots. Among other things, it'll let users write programs that allow robots to perform several tasks independently, and it'll give them the ability to start, stop and pause the execution of a program directly from their computers. If that sounds like the upgrade you've been waiting for, you can grab the basic kit now for $100 even, or get a twelve seat multi-license for a comparative bargain of $315.