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Starting from a user point of view the paper discusses the requirements of a development environment (operating system and programming language) for mechatronic systems, especially mobile robots. We argue that user requirements from research, education, ergonomics and applications impose a certain functionality on the embedded operating system and programming language, and that a deadline-driven real-time operating system helps to fulfil these requirements. A case study of the operating system XO/2, its programming language Oberon-2 and the mobile robot Pygmalion is presented. XO/2 explicitly addresses issues like scalabilty, safety and abstraction, previously found to be relevant for many user scenarios.