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ROBOTC for CORTEX & PIC 2.31 released

The fine folks at the Robotics Academy have released a new version of ROBOTC for the Cortex and PIC. 

There are quite a number of changes:

  • Updated new Master Firmware for VEX Cortex
  • Fixed “Cannot find firmware file” download error.
  • Additional Integrity Checks on Firmware Downloading
  • & qualifiers are now accepted on structure elements.
  • Improved robustness for communicating with Cortex over USB A-A cable.
  • Sensor Types are now cleared when a new program is run – Prevents sensor port allocation issues.
  • Added support for new “Natural Language” platform feature.

The “Natural Language” was something that was posted about before, it’s a simplified API that makes basic movement and tasks much easier.  Here’s a screenshot from the new help.


There are loads of other easy to use functions, too for tasks such as:

  • Line following;
  • Setting a motor speed or making it rotate for a number of degrees;
  • Waiting for the light sensor to reach a certain value:


There’s a lot more, so be sure to check it out! You can download it from this page: [LINK].

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.