I am kind of lost when it comes to network programming. My objective is to make a server-client program. It is for a robotics application.
The way I want it to work is:
The server, from now on I will call it the Operator Interface, will be a computer connect to the intranet. The client, I will call it the Robot Controller, will also be connect to the intranet. The Operator Interface will send it joystick values (buttons press, x, y, z values) to the Robot Controller and from there the Robot Controller can act on the values.
Communication from the robot controller to the operator interface is preferred but not mandatory. If we do it I would like to be able to display motor values (integers) and a bitmap (640,480) that is updated at about 15 fps.
I not sure how to do this. I am a decent programmer just have never had any experance with networking. So can somebody give me some feed back, point me in the right direction, maybe a link to some sample code that does something like this.
Additional information: I am using the AForge(Image processing) and Phidgets(Robotics hardware interfaces)
Thanks for reading and any help