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Robotics simulators represent the world in software. They range in complexity from the simple and only operate in a top-down 2D world, or very complex with photo-realistic rendering and physics modeling.

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Create a torus in SDF

How do I create a torus geometry shape in SDF? I assume I need to do it manually using the <mesh> tag but am unsure of how to proceed. Note that I am NOT ...
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Robot fails to move in Webots environment

I am trying to teleoperate a robot which is a forklift. The details of the robot are as follows: Weight 700KG 1 actively steered caster wheel and 2 passively steered rear wheels 2 passive standard ...
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Any slam simulator without using ROS?

I found there are STDR and Stage simulators on ROS for SLAM and mobile robot simulation. But I’m trying to run simulations on my laptop that has really limited space, when I tried to install Stage, it ...
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How to add some more feature for this simulink model

After some research Robotic hand simulation in MatLab? After some motivation, I have tried to go inside Matlab Simulink and was able to do this :- https://drive.google.com/open?id=...
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How to translate individual rotor trust to Wrench object in ROS (force&torque)

I am learning about ros and dronesim Basically following this. There is a wrench object where I can create with force and torque vectors. My question is how can I translate individual rotor trust to ...
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Robotic hand simulation in MatLab?

We are doing graduation project and require simulation of the robotic hand to be submitted. And we want to control various parameter in for movement for fingers of robotic hand. We tried it in other ...
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What is a Velocity Smoother?

I'm learning ROS and I have found an expression that I don't understand. I'm reading the book "Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming - Second Edition", and on a controller to move a robot using ...
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Is system identification and a physics engine the same?

In the control theory the term “system identification” is used quite often. A typical sentence in a robotics oriented paper is that the author is trying to “build a model of a plant with matlab”. The ...
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Compile webots for Python 3.6 for Windows

I would appreciate if someone could assist me in compiling webots source for Python 3.6 to allow me and others to use TensorFlow with it. I already tried but apparently there is something not ...
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Libraries to simulate path planning in a dynamic environment for a 2D space

I need to simulate a path planning approach for a 2D space where the obstacles are moving. Initially, I need to implement probabilistic road map, D* lite, A* and Bug2 algorithm. The robot needs to be ...
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Why no cmd_vel topic when running Turtlebot simulation on ROS + Gazebo?

I have been having a very difficult time trying to understand why my system does not have the cmd_vel topic. I am trying to get a ROS system running with Gazebo so that I can work through tutorials ...
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AWS Robomaker - success story?

I've struggled to get my head around Robomaker and still have not gotten even a simple robotic example to work. Have you located any documentation that is more complete than one Amazon offers?
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how to introduce 2 inputs into a matlab block function that processes only one variable at a time? [closed]

Using SIMULINK, I wanted to optimize 2 variables with the ant colony optimization algorithm; which is written in a matlab function block, the function is of type function y = f (x) it has only one ...
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Forward Kinematics Frame Simulation in MATLAB

I've worked out the T matrix of the tip (position and orientation) with respect to the base frame of a 6 DoF robot for 2 seconds at 1kHz. So the size of the total T matrix is 4*4*1000. How can I ...
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How does structural/installation errors have to be modelled in a gyroscope IMU?

I have the model for a gyroscope from an IMU given by $$ \omega_{meas} = (I-S)\omega_{true} + \beta + v $$ $S$ is the scaling and misalignment of the sensor, which I understand is a parameter I get ...
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Wait simulation time in a non realtime ROS simulation in Python

I want to control a quadrotor with a Python script and run the simulation as fast as my laptop can, not only in real time. I've modified my world and now the simulation runs with 7-10 real time factor....
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Meaning of a negative step response with quaternion

It's not technically robotics but: I've been trying to reproduce in Simulink a spacecraft attitude simulation using quaternions, and the kinematics and dynamics seem to work fine, however I'm having ...
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Graph slam augmentation of Identity Matrix

I am trying to implement GraphSlam. I go through this paper http://robots.stanford.edu/papers/thrun.graphslam.pdf. I have some doubt about the algorithm. I attached a picture with this question My ...
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Strategy for 3D path planning over large distances with kinodynamic constraints

I was hoping to pick your brains about a problem that even after much reading has left me baffled. My Application: For the sake of simulating underwater scenarios in very large environments (up to ...
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Can I simulate/test the model of a robot I am designing to be 3d printed?

I am currently working on the 3d model of a simple robot. However I have started to realize that some of the things/mechanisms might not work as I imagined. So is there any way that I can import the ...
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EKF implementation on odometry/IMU

I am applying Extended Kalman Filter for a mobile robot with IMU and odometry data. I am running simulation currently. However, I don't have suitable data for odo/IMU measurements to use. Where can I ...
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“modern contact dynamics” - Why are spring-damper contact models not being used anymore for dynamic simulations in robotics?

While researching different physics engines for dynamic simulations in robotics I found the following statement on the MoJoCo documentation website: Physics engines have traditionally separated in ...
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Is Robust Control and robotics well applied together?

There are many control methods who sounds great and have nice math etc. But many of them are not realistic in real life. In robotics, Adaptive Control is well applied because Adaptive Control make ...
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How can i convert Torque input into PWM signal?

I am working on a project in which i have a robot working with stepper motors. I wish to control this robot with simulink. How can i convert the input( Analog sin input ) into the PWM that can be used ...
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How to simulate water/ pool for underwater vehicle in Gazebo/SimScape?

I have tried SimScape and gazebo but I did not get a solution for simulation of a swimming pool. Can somebody help with the same? Do I have to create the whole swimming pool using simple rectangular ...
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What criteria should be considered when comparing 2 robot simulation/modelling software?

I want to compare MapleSim (Maplesoft) to SimMechanics (Mathworks) what should my criteria of comparison be?
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What software can I use to 3d model and simulate my robot?

I would like to know if there is any software that I can 3d model my robot and insert that model into some sort of simulation software where I can run AI related code(in python). Any suggestions would ...
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Cmake Error While Buliding Pixhawk simulator

I am trying to run "px4 SITL simulation" using gazebo7 on my machine with "UBUNTU-14.04 LTS" using these commands: ...
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Validation of dh parameters

I am working on a concept of robotic arm for which I have fixed DH frames and parameters. Is there any way to validate the correctness of DH parameters and frames ?
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Project ideas for Robot modeling

I am a 1st-year grad student majoring in robotics. I have the opportunity to select and execute my own projects for a course called Robot Modeling. For the project, I have decided to model a UR5 and ...
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Any open source simulation software which is able to simulate robots and their movements?

I am searching for an open source simulation software which is able to simulate robots and their movements in a factory. I would like to send control signals and receive sensor data back. This ...
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How to make ROS enabled Quadrotor with raspberry pi? [closed]

I am working on a project "ROS enabled Quadcopter", and am using hector_quadrotor package. But I am facing problems in Flight controller. My world and quadcopter is running in gazebo but I don't ...
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What's the diffrence between $H_2$ and $H_\infty$ controll?

There a two controllers named $H_2$ and $H_\infty$. Can someone explain if: They have have guaranteed stability margins? Do they have a Kalman filter? Are they for both SISO and MIMO systems? Can I ...
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Open-source software that supports multi robot simulation and navigation capabilities [closed]

I am interested in knowing a software platform which deals with multi-robot navigation and:- has implemented local collision avoidance algorithms for each robot to prevent collisions between ...
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Is there an open source autonomous vehicle simulator with control over traffic? [closed]

As a part of my research work I'm supposed to build or use an existing autonomous vehicle simulator, in which I can also control the behaviour of the traffic in the system, I was searching on Google ...
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Unmanned guard boat [closed]

I need an urgent help in my graduation project on unmanned guard boat. I need to control the boat autonomously and manually using ArduPilot and Arduino Uno. I just ask if anyone has the code, that ...
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Adding a floating joint to a sphere in urdf

I am trying to create a sphere that I can control through pybullet. I have a basic urdf specification that looks like this: ...
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Error in simmechanics matlab while doing inverse dynamics using custom joint

I am doing inverse dynamics in Matlab simmechanics in which position and orientation will be input to the end effector. But it shows error as below. Error originates in Mechanical block rob33/...
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Using 3D graphics animate the robot in Matlab GUI

I have seen this example ( http://in.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/14932-3d-puma-robot-demo/content/puma3d.m) in file exchange and want to do similar thing with 4 dof rootic arm. I follow ...
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Error when using Matlab Function block in Simechanics (nested functions and parsing of Matlab function both error)

I create a simple simulink model using Matlab Function block to calculate angles of 4 dof robotic arm using Robotic toolbox Matlab while input is x, y and z values. I used forward kinematics to ...
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Motion input in Simmechanics Matlab.

I have this figure in which motion is given to revolute joint in Simmechanics. In this, constant 2 is used and then integration is used. I want to know what will be effect of 2 here and how ...
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Inverse dynamics for robotic arm using Matlab Simmechanics

I am learning Simmechanics Matlab to do inverse dynamics for 4 DOF robotic arm. I read many examples to input motion to revolute joints like through PID, slider gain, sine waves, signal Builder etc. ...
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Robot arm matlab Simulink simulation error

I am doing robotic arm simulation in Matlab Simulink but get the error. How I can resolve this. My model given below. Other details: 1. image of coordinates with world coordinates. 2. 6 DOF joint ...
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Matlab Simulink showing following errror: kinematic constraints cannot be maintained

I'm using simulink to get joints torque by giving motion input. I create very simple CAD model in solidworks to learn simulink. Simulink model is showing in below figure. During update it shows no ...
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How to create Matlab Simulation for Kinematics of Differential Drive

I studied the forward and inverse Kinematics of the robot and got a clear understanding. I am in the progress of developing my matlab simulation for a two wheeled differential drive robot. The robot ...
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Robot Arm Simulation

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question but I'll give it a try. A friend of mine is using unity 3D to simulate a robot arm, however he's having some troubles when he needs to ...
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Software simulation vs. real world scale model simulation [closed]

There are high quality software robotics simulators like Gazebo available today. What is the difference between a pure software simulation and a real world (say RC) scale model simulation? Is it ...
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Suggestion for relevant non-complex simulator

I've recently started working on some localization algorithms like probabilistic road map and SLAM algorithms. What I'm looking for is a software that would help me in simulation for such algorithms. ...
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Multiple robots in ROS Gazebo SITL with separate MAVlink/MAVproxy codes

Background: This question is about simulating one ErleCopter and one ErleRover simultaneously for a non-commercial research. I would like to have the quadcopter follow a rover, which in turn is to be ...
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On robocup 2d simulation league

For some experiments, I need to have source code of a robocup 2d simulation team. Where can I find that? Is there any online test bed for this league for testing algorithms?