Webots overviewWebots is a development environment used to model, program and simulate mobile robots. With Webots the user can design complex robotic setups, with one or several, similar or different robots, in a shared environment. The properties of each object, such as shape, color, texture, mass, friction, etc., are chosen by the user. A large choice of simulated sensors and actuators is available to equip each robot. The robot controllers can be programmed with the built-in IDE or with third party development environments. The robot behavior can be tested in physically realistic worlds. The controller programs can optionally be transferred to commercially available real robots. Webots is used by over 1142 universities and research centers worldwide. With Webots, you take advantage of a proven technology that has been codeveloped by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, thoroughly tested, well documented and continuously maintained for over 17 years. The development time you save is enormous!
Philosophy behind WebotsMobile robotics is a complex research area in which many advanced technologies and open research issues are combined all together. Technologies include electronics, mechanics, computer hardware and software. It is often difficult to master perfectly every technology, and hence mobile robotics projects require an important investment. Realistic simulations and fast prototyping of mobile robots help reducing the amount of time and hardware spent in developing mobile robotics applications. Moreover, such software tools allow researchers and students to focus on the most interesting parts of their robotics projects and hence achieve more advanced results.
Scientific publications2011: Guyot, L., Heiniger, N., Michel, O. and Rohrer, F. Teaching robotics with an open curriculum based on the e-puck robot, simulations and competitions. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Robotics in Education, RiE 2011, September 15-16 Vienna, Austria. Roland Stelzer and Karim Jafarmadar (editors). ISBN: 978-3-200-02273-7.
2008: Michel, O., Rohrer F. and Bourquin Y. Rat's Life: A Cognitive Robotics Benchmark. European Robotics Symposium 2008 (EUROS'08). Springer. Vol. 44, 223-232, 2008.
2008: Michel, O., Bourquin, Y. and Baillie, J.-C. RobotStadium: Online Humanoid Robot Soccer Simulation Competition. Workshop on Experimental Methodology and Benchmarking in Robotics Research, RSS conference, Zürich, Switzerland, 2008.
2004: Michel, O. Webots: Professional Mobile Robot Simulation, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol. 1, Num. 1, pages 39-42.
DownloadWebots can be downloaded from here. It can be used as a free version (with limited features) or as a regular EDU or PRO versions if you purchased a Webots license. You can also use it as a free 30 days trial version of Webots PRO or EDU.
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