What is the best way for me to program the motion of the claw?
Carefully!Seriously, you must have an internal map of all the objects - size & height - you can bump into when moving from A to B.What is the area the robot will serve, few sq inches, feet, meters? RoundDo you use polar or cartesian coordinates?
Some people have adviced me to use CNC shields and loading G codes, but im not sure if that works.
I have no experience in programming so I am not sure where to start. I have done some Arduino C programming but I feel like this might require object oriented programming or something.