MOTION CONTROL: Cogmation Robotics is pleased to announce the release of robotSim Pro — a robotic simulator compatible with National Instruments LabVIEW Robotics software.
robotSim Pro for NI LabVIEW provides multiple customizable robotics simulation environments with the capability to test robotic designs with multiple sensors, cameras, recorders, specialized devices, mobility actuators, and communication options.
robotSim Pro empowers LabVIEW Robotics developers to design better robotic control systems through high-fidelity, 3D environment simulation for more productive and reliable designs .
robotSim Pro supports the main value propositions for LabVIEW Robotics:
- For rapid design with LabVIEW graphical programming, robotSim Pro provides easy integration with LabVIEW robotic programs. The LabVIEW control panel is fully integrated with robotSim Pro to provide real-time device control and sensor monitoring of colorful accurate 3D animated simulations. The robot behaviors and applications developed in LabVIEW can be instantly tested in 3D to determine design improvements and unexpected opportunities. With robotSim Pro’s accurate 3D simulation, design refinements now take only a fraction of the time and cost of prior methods.
- For the LabVIEW open development environment, which allows for more code reuse, robotSim Pro’s easy customization of environments and robots provides parallel 3D model and simulation reuse.
- For the easy integration of LabVIEW with real-time and FPGA hardware for rapid implementation, robotSim Pro communicates with the LabVIEW control program in the same manner as the FPGA in the robot, thus allowing design refinement prior to final FPGA specification.
- For the powerful algorithms of LabVIEW for sophisticated autonomous systems, robotSim Pro accurately reproduces 3D robotic behaviour resulting from these powerful algorithms for both tele-op and autonomous systems.
A demonstration version of robotSim Pro is included with the NI LabVIEW Starter Kit Robot, LabVIEW Robotics, and the NI Robotic Module upgrade. Cogmation also has LabVIEW simulations for other robots including: iRobot’s packbot, and is soliciting requests for other robots to be interfaced.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson