I've bought an Arduino Mega R3 and the Ethernet Shield with the intention of using it to control a large airship. In this project, joysticks will be read, their data sent to the Arduino via an access point, and interpreted on the Arduino to preform various tasks. This is where things get tricky...if communication is lost between the computer and Arduino, the motors must be turned off, sort of like a fail safe.
I understand that the Arduino can function with many languages, such as LabView, C++ and it's own language, however which would be the best for my project? I have LabView experience, however I understand that the Arduino library will make my job extremely difficult. Which of the many languages has good libraries to get started with robotics and Arduino?