For this exceedingly simple example, we're going to define a robot that has no devices, no connections, and just demonstrates the tools for performing work on an interval, and after a timeout.

Let's start by importing Cylon:

var Cylon = require('cylon');

Now we can define our robot:

  name: 'test',

  connections: {
    loopback: { adaptor: 'loopback' }

  devices: {
    ping: { driver: 'ping' }

For work, it's going to print a message to the console every second, and another message after five seconds have elapsed.

  work: function(my) {
    every((1).seconds(), function(){
      console.log("Hello, human!")

    after((5).seconds(), function(){
      console.log("I've been at your command for 5 seconds now.")

Simple as can be. Now that we're done, let's start the robot: