Thanks, I see. No we are collecting data from sensors that we in turn utilize to control a set of related actuators. Lots of real-time constraints - we need to ensure that the data is fresh enough to take action on, and we need to ensure that the control commands are received within a time frame to be useful. Often the time frames are milliseconds or less.
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