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Unified Robotics Description Format, URDF, is an XML specification used in academia and industry to model multibody systems such as robotic manipulator arms for manufacturing assembly lines and animatronic robots for amusement parks.

URDF, Unified Robot Description Format is an XML format for representing a robot model. URDF is commonly used in Robot Operating System (ROS) tools such as rviz and Gazebo simulator. The model consists of links and joints motion.

URDF is XML, which is a text format. So you can create the files in any text editor. An IDE with good XML support is recommended.

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