Brand new to these forums, I usually hang out at the Kongregate forums. Which is a flash game website.
I'm pretty fluent in Actionscript 3.0 you see, and I enjoy making games.
Recently I've wanted to get into C++ to learn robotics programming.
The people on the programming section of the forum I attend are unsure of whether or not C++ can accomplish this and have instead recommended stuff like Arduino. I understand that Arduino is a subset of C, but its really not what I'm looking for. I also do not want to deal with Java if at all possible.
I would greatly appreciate it if the language I used for robotics programming was a language I could use for other purposes such as game programming possibly, and employers would see my knowledge of the language a plus. (see the pun I made?) So I'm hoping I can use C++ to accomplish this.
My goal is to create a cheap scrapbot, the simplest one I could, maybe this is too complicated for a beginner but I'm thinking a small hunk of metal with 4 wheels that moves forward, when encountering a wall, it backs up, turns, and moves forward again, in a loop.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated and I look forward to being a valuable member of this community,