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I want to conduct the following experiment: I want to set up a scene with a kuka lwr4+ arm, a 3D model of an object and a camera overlooking them. I want to find the pose of the object using some pose estimation algorithm and move the arm towards the object. In general I want a piece of software or a combination of cooperating software that can do all that without having to reinvent the wheel. Is there anything available?

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You could consider taking a look at Gazebo Robotic Simulation and the Robot Operating System. Both might require a bunch of work getting used to, but I am sure it is worth the effort.

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  • $\begingroup$ I did a little research and Gazebo and V-Rep were the most interesting tools that came up. Have you any idea if the simulation/experiment I described can be conducted in both of them? $\endgroup$
    – Controller
    Aug 17 '15 at 10:16
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know anything about V-Rep, but from what I have seen in the documentation, Gazebo could really be the way to go. $\endgroup$
    – Flo Ryan
    Aug 20 '15 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ I have some experience in V-REP it's also possible to do what you describe, you can choose to use ROS or not. $\endgroup$
    – N. Staub
    Oct 4 '17 at 17:16

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