[robotics-worldwide] V-REP Robot Simulator now on all Platforms. ROS Interface also Available.

Marc Freese marc at coppeliarobotics.com
Tue Aug 28 04:07:34 PDT 2012

Dear robotics community,

We are happy to announce that the V-REP robot simulator is now available 
on all major platforms (Windows / Mac OSX / Linux), and features a 
powerful ROS interface.

Students may use V-REP with full functionality for free.

V-REP is the Swiss army knife among robot simulators: hundreds of 
features and functions, and a very elaborate API:

- 5 programming approaches (embedded scripts, plugins, ROS nodes, remote 
API clients, or custom solutions)
- 6 programming languages (C/C++, Python, Java, Lua, Matlab, and Urbi)
- more than 300 different API functions
- >100 ROS services, >30 ROS publisher types, >25 ROS subscriber types, 
- 2 physics engines (ODE and Bullet)
- Full kinematics solver (IK and FK for ANY mechanisms), can also be 
embedded on your robot
- Mesh-mesh interference detection
- Mesh-mesh minimum distance calculation
- Path planning (holonomic in 2-6 dimensions, non-holonomic for car-like 
- Vision sensors with built-in image processing (fully extendable)
- Realistic proximity sensors (minimum distance calculation within a 
detection volume)
- Built-in custom user interfaces, including editor
- Fully integrated Reflexxes Motion Library type 4
- Surface cutting simulation
- Data recording and visualisation (time graphs, X/Y graph or 3D curves)
- Integrated shape edit modes, including a semi-automatic primitive 
shape extraction method
- Dynamic particles for water-/air-jet simulation
- Model browser with drag-and-drop functionality (also during simulation)
- Multi-level undo/redo, movie recorder, simulation of paint, exhaustive 
documentation, etc.

For more information, please visit http://www.coppeliarobotics.com or 
have a look at following demo video:


Or visit us at IROS, at Hibot's booth.

Best regards,


Dr. Marc Freese
Coppelia Robotics / V-REP
Mobile: +41 79 830 83 56
marc at coppeliarobotics.com

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