Robot Drive Simulation With Blender - First Robotics Competition

Next Topic
 
classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
4 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Robot Drive Simulation With Blender - First Robotics Competition

Peter Worden
This is my first year with First Robotics team 3277.  The first thing I thought about when I was told we would like to try the swerve, also known as crab, drive was that simulation would be nice.  I thought immediately of Blender and found this group has a shared interest.  I think that First Robotics teams would all benefit from being able to create their code and test in simulation mode with Blender providing the means.

I don't know how a Java or C++ application written in Eclipse could communicate with Blender, but it sure would be nice.

One of the main problems had by many teams is the inability to program efficiently due to lack of access to a prototype or the actual robot itself due to designing and fabrication that takes place leaving a crunch for time on the programming phase.  I was recently shown a video giving examples of the problem and then some.  http://youtu.be/b1ujooRbqg4?t=2m16s

We may not end up using the swerve drive due to lack of parts availability, but that doesn't nullify the need for prototyping and simulation.

Respectfully,
Peter Worden

_______________________________________________
Robotics mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/robotics
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: Robot Drive Simulation With Blender - First Robotics Competition

Will Jackson
Suggest you look at Gazebo _ Includes choice of physics engines
Is FOSS and ROS integration.


On 22 January 2015 05:01:04 GMT+00:00, Peter Worden <[hidden email]> wrote:
This is my first year with First Robotics team 3277.  The first thing I thought about when I was told we would like to try the swerve, also known as crab, drive was that simulation would be nice.  I thought immediately of Blender and found this group has a shared interest.  I think that First Robotics teams would all benefit from being able to create their code and test in simulation mode with Blender providing the means.

I don't know how a Java or C++ application written in Eclipse could communicate with Blender, but it sure would be nice.

One of the main problems had by many teams is the inability to program efficiently due to lack of access to a prototype or the actual robot itself due to designing and fabrication that takes place leaving a crunch for time on the programming phase.  I was recently shown a video giving examples of the problem and then some.  http://youtu.be/b1ujooRbqg4?t=2m16s

We may not end up using the swerve drive due to lack of parts availability, but that doesn't nullify the need for prototyping and simulation.

Respectfully,
Peter Worden



Robotics mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/robotics

-- --
Will Jackson
Director
Engineered Arts Ltd
11 Kernick Business Park
Penryn
Cornwall
TR10 9EW
United Kingdom
T. +44 (0)1326 378129

Company registration no: 05265468

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
_______________________________________________
Robotics mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/robotics
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: Robot Drive Simulation With Blender - First Robotics Competition

Séverin Lemaignan
In reply to this post by Peter Worden
MORSE [1] is a robot simulator based on Blender, and provides many ways to communicate with Blender from external applications, including sockets and a bunch of standard robotics middlewares including ROS.

Do not hesistate to ask questions/explain your needs on [hidden email]!

[1] morse-simulator.github.io

Cheers,
Severin

On 22/01/15 06:01, Peter Worden wrote:

> This is my first year with First Robotics team 3277.  The first thing I thought about when I was told we would like to try the swerve, also known as crab, drive was that simulation would be nice.  I thought immediately of Blender and found this group has a shared interest.  I think that First
> Robotics teams would all benefit from being able to create their code and test in simulation mode with Blender providing the means.
>
> I don't know how a Java or C++ application written in Eclipse could communicate with Blender, but it sure would be nice.
>
> One of the main problems had by many teams is the inability to program efficiently due to lack of access to a prototype or the actual robot itself due to designing and fabrication that takes place leaving a crunch for time on the programming phase.  I was recently shown a video giving examples of
> the problem and then some.  http://youtu.be/b1ujooRbqg4?t=2m16s
>
> We may not end up using the swerve drive due to lack of parts availability, but that doesn't nullify the need for prototyping and simulation.
>
> Respectfully,
> Peter Worden
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Robotics mailing list
> [hidden email]
> http://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/robotics
>

_______________________________________________
Robotics mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/robotics

signature.asc (188 bytes) Download Attachment
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|  
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: Robot Drive Simulation With Blender - First Robotics Competition

Florian Lier
In reply to this post by Peter Worden
Hi all,

you should have a look at the MORSE [1][2] project.

Cheers, Florian

[1] https://www.openrobots.org/wiki/morse/
[2] https://www.openrobots.org/morse/doc/stable/morse.html

On 01/22/2015 06:01 AM, Peter Worden wrote:
This is my first year with First Robotics team 3277.  The first thing I thought about when I was told we would like to try the swerve, also known as crab, drive was that simulation would be nice.  I thought immediately of Blender and found this group has a shared interest.  I think that First Robotics teams would all benefit from being able to create their code and test in simulation mode with Blender providing the means.

I don't know how a Java or C++ application written in Eclipse could communicate with Blender, but it sure would be nice.

One of the main problems had by many teams is the inability to program efficiently due to lack of access to a prototype or the actual robot itself due to designing and fabrication that takes place leaving a crunch for time on the programming phase.  I was recently shown a video giving examples of the problem and then some.  http://youtu.be/b1ujooRbqg4?t=2m16s

We may not end up using the swerve drive due to lack of parts availability, but that doesn't nullify the need for prototyping and simulation.

Respectfully,
Peter Worden


_______________________________________________
Robotics mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/robotics


_______________________________________________
Robotics mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/robotics
Loading...