No it really it not, from what I have been experimenting with for the last 3 months it has been the hard way to program robots. I am finding while signal processing will be a snap and perhaps the vision stuff as well. Effective drive code that may be oh 300 lines of straightforward C is turning into a convoluted mess of lines and VIs. Just creating a toggle variable (need a 1 and then 0 to do a ~) in C is a few simple lines, just try it in Labview it is a mess.
While I am training the rest of the underclassmen who are doing programming labview as it connected with the NXT and RXT stuff that they are already learning, I think I might just be writing this years code in C.
While I am amazed at what LabView can do (really I am), I am also shocked at what it does inefficiently.
CImg should run on the VxWorks stuff I would think, but I am waiting to see what comes out of WPI before I embark on that. We should know soon as the beta teams progress.