======================================== Autonomous Robot Simulator (ARS) ======================================== ARS is a physically-accurate open-source simulation suite for research and development of mobile manipulators and, in general, any multi-body system. It is modular, easy to learn and use, and can be a valuable tool in the process of robot design, in the development of control and reasoning algorithms, as well as in teaching and educational activities. It will encompass a wide range of tools spanning from kinematics and dynamics simulation to robot interfacing and control. The software is implemented in Python integrating the `Open Dynamics Engine (ODE) <>`_ and the `Visualization Toolkit (VTK) <>`_. Requirements ==================== * Python 2.7 (developed with 2.7.3) * ODE (Open Dynamics Engine) 0.12 (from rev 1864 could work but is untested) with Python bindings * VTK (Visualization Toolkit) 5.8 (developed with 5.8.0 and used to be 5.2.1) with Python bindings Documentation ==================== The documentation is hosted at ` <>`_ and it is generated dynamically after each commit to the repository. License ========== This software is licensed under the OSI-approved "BSD License". To avoid confusion with the original BSD license from 1990, the FSF refers to it as "Modified BSD License". Other names include "New BSD", "revised BSD", "BSD-3", or "3-clause BSD".


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