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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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In the robot simulation software VREP / Coppelia Sim how can I show visible sensors and a line of travelled path?

In the robot simulation software VREP / Coppelia Sim, how can I show the sonars range on the robot as it moves? Secondly how can I show a trail of where the robot has travelled, a line a so to speak? (...
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Reinforcement train butterfly robot in virtual reality?

Suppose I want to train butterfly robot with reinforcement learning. So I need physically correct simulation of aerodynamics and material physics (because butterfly wings should bend etc). Also I ...
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I'm looking for a simplified control scheme for a game-rendered robotic arm

I'm a programmer, but not savvy with robotics (to lay a baseline for my lack of knowledge). I have a game-simulated arm that allows me to set joint angles which it will automatically move the joints ...
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How I Calculate the correct Joint Torques of Robotic arm in Simmechanics?

I have imported my Solidwork Robotic arm into Simmechanics successfully, now I want to calculate torque required for each joints at different conditions, I cant find the Torque, I have tried Total ...
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My Pick and Place Program Not Working

hope you are all well. I am trying to finish a capstone project on Coursera. It asks me to carry a cube object from an initial position to goal. This video shows the movement. Project website: http://...
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How do I call Matlab code into Simulink for doing a simulation for doing plots?

I have built a simulink model for performing cartesian regulation on a unicycle: and plot the results with a Matlab code but, I am not very confident with Simulink and so I don't know how to call ...
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error with dimensions in Simulink

I am trying to simulate a cartesian regulator for a unicycle with Simulink and I am having some problems. My simulink model is the following: and when I run it I get the following error message: so ...
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Simulation of Robotic arm

I want to simulate my 5 DOF robotic arm, in such a way that the calculated Torque and mass values of each joints (Servos) defined to be tested that are they capable of physically bear all the weight ...
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Simulator for NEMA17 (stepper motor) and A4988 (stepper motor driver) along with Arduino

I want to simulate an Arduino MEGA (or UNO) controlling a NEMA17 (stepper motor) using A4988 (stepper motor driver). I couldn't find the stepper motor and driver on TinkerCAD. Can this be done in ...
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How to do a relative rotation of a cuboid such that the longest edge is upright?

I am using pybullet. I have a cuboid with half extents [4,2,1] corresponding to x,y,z dimensions. I rotate this cuboid around the z world axis theta and also translate it by [0, 0, .65]. I take a ...
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Simulate a stereo camera in Airsim

I am looking to simulate a ZED camera in Microsoft Airsim in order to train my robot for vision tasks. How should I go about it?
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Compute absolute position of obstacle in V-Rep from proximity sensor measurement

all. I am trying to construct the map of the environment by using the measurements from the proximity sensor in V-Rep. I have absolute position of the robot. So, I know the X1, Y1 coordinates of the ...
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Angular rate controller

I try to design an attitude controller with cascaded PD-P structure (angle-angular rate) for well-known quadrotor dynamics according to the thesis. I use an imu as expected in order to get the angle(...
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Simulating sensor readings based on an existing Alan Variance Analysis

My goal is to model an accelerometer and a gyroscope based on real hardware. I understand deterministic errors like bias and scaling but the different types of non-deterministic errors are difficult. ...
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How can I modeling a simple haptic interface system to obtain results similar to the paper “Time-Domain Passivity Control of Haptic Interfaces”?

I am trying to simulate the experiments in the paper "Time-Domain Passivity Control of Haptic Interfaces", Hanaford and Ryu, 2002, IEEE transactions on robotics and automation vol .18, No1 about the ...
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ROS sensor implementation

From this page, there are lots of sensors to be used in ros robots. http://wiki.ros.org/Sensors But, I could not install any of them to the robots in my simulations. For example, I want to install the ...
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Data collected from ROS

How can we collect the flight data after a ROS simulation and what kind of dataset do we obtain? Can we get the sensor and video dataset with timestamps to be used in analysis?
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Inverse Kinematics for 4 legged robots and body translation

The prompt here is to implement the IK on a real robot with constraints. I started off with writing the DH-Table. $\begin{bmatrix}n & a_{i-1} & \alpha_{i-1} & d_i & \theta_i \\1 & ...
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Free 2 and 3d simulators [closed]

What physics simulators exist which are open source/free? AI Gym uses a proprietary for-cost physics engine making it nonviable.
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How to simulate a quadcopter using robotics simulator?

I am building my own autonomous quadcopter. I wish to simulate it using V-REP/Gazebo in order to tune the flight controller. I see that there are inbuilt models but they have properties(physical ...
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What Software Is Used For Autonomy Software Simulation?

I don't have a physical robot but I would like to test the performance of my C++ code for odometry, SLAM, and path planning. Are there any good simulation software where I can test my algorithm ...
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What is the best way to simulate a robotic arm?

I have been working on a senior design project. In this project, we designed a 4-DOF robot arm. Now, I want to do a simulation for this system. I guess I have to design controllers for the servo ...
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Cannot get 3 DOF bicycle model to run correctly

I'm trying to simulate a vehicle using a dynamic bicycle model but I cannot seem to get it working. If I set a constant steering angle the lateral velocity grows exponentially and creates impossible ...
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All Joint Angle values not converging to desired set point (I am using Roy Featherstone's Spatial Toolbox)

I need the robot joint angles to become the same as given (desired) joint angles. The kinematics and dynamics (used Spatial Toolbox) are correct and the motor models are realistic too. But out of 3 ...
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Forward Kinematics of non-planar robot using Roy Featherstone's Spatial Toolbox

I have a non-floatbase 3 DOF non-planar robot whose forward kinematics I need to compute using Spatial Toolbox. The code for this purpose is p = fbkin(q) but as my ...
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Non-planar robot Dynamics error using Roy Featherstone's Spatial toolbox

I am using this code to test robot dynamics of above robot using Spatial Toolbox function: FDab(rob, [0;0;0], [0;0;0], [0;0;0]) %a_grav = [0,0,-9.81] But it ...
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Roy Featherstone toolbox robot model

I want to model these D-H parameters in spatial toolbox: Link: alpha, a, theta, d Link 1 : -90 0 theta1* d1 Link 2 : 0 a2 ...
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Simulating a robot

I try to simulate a robot, but with a GUI. I can make a simulation using pyopengl to simulate the movement of robot, but I cannot make the GUI with that. I need to make it easier to simulate, analyze, ...
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Gazebo: SetPosition() function in the Joint class doesn't set the joint position and returns false sometimes

I am trying to initialize the positions of my robot using Gazebo Plugins. SetPosition() function of the Joint class is supposed ...
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Artificial Intelligence and Open source pipeline for automated design, simulation and analysis of robotics systems

I have heard about open source 3D printed robotics projects (https://www.poppy-project.org/en/ is somehow obsolete example). My question is - are there open source holistic/integrated frameworks of ...
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Inverse Jacobian to find joint angles

I am trying to implement a joint space control with the UR5 in MATLAB/Simulink and have programmed the forward kinematics of the same. Now, I want to find out the joint angles of the manipulator using ...
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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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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 ...