[Ros-release] Release: V-REP Robot Simulator V2.6.6. with ROS interface

Marc Freese marc at coppeliarobotics.com
Wed Aug 29 14:52:06 UTC 2012

Dear ROS community,

We are happy to announce the newest version of the robot simulator V-REP 
<http://www.coppeliarobotics.com> now also featuring an extensive ROS 

Students may use V-REP with full functionality for free.

V-REP is the Swiss army knife among robot simulators: hundreds of 
features and functions, and a very elaborate API:

  * 5 programming approaches (embedded scripts, plugins, ROS nodes,
    remote API clients, or custom solutions)
  * 6 programming languages (C/C++, Python, Java, Lua, Matlab, and Urbi)
  * more than 300 different API functions
  *  >100 ROS services, >30 ROS publisher types, >25 ROS subscriber
    types, extendable
  * 2 physics engines (ODE and Bullet)
  * Full kinematics solver (IK and FK for ANY mechanisms), can also be
    embedded on your robot
  * Mesh-mesh interference detection
  * Mesh-mesh minimum distance calculation
  * Path planning (holonomic in 2-6 dimensions, non-holonomic for
    car-like vehicles)
  * Vision sensors with built-in image processing (fully extendable)
  * Realistic proximity sensors (minimum distance calculation within a
    detection volume)
  * Built-in custom user interfaces, including editor
  * Fully integrated Reflexxes Motion Library type 4
  * Surface cutting simulation
  * Data recording and visualisation (time graphs, X/Y graph or 3D curves)
  * Integrated shape edit modes, including a semi-automatic primitive
    shape extraction method
  * Dynamic particles for water-/air-jet simulation
  * Model browser with drag-and-drop functionality (also during simulation)
  * Multi-level undo/redo, movie recorder, simulation of paint,
    exhaustive documentation, etc.

For more information, please visit http://www.coppeliarobotics.com, or 
have a look at following demo video:

V-REP Demo Video <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDmVtUEftFE>

Or visit us at IROS, at Hibot's booth.

Best regards,


Dr. Marc Freese
Coppelia Robotics / V-REP
Mobile: +41 79 830 83 56
marc at coppeliarobotics.com

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