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Physically-accurate robotics simulator

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ARS: Autonomous Robot Simulator

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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) <>`_.

Installation and Requirements

For installation instructions and requirements, see the
`online documentation <>`_.

ARS relies in these software:

* Python 2.7
* ODE (Open Dynamics Engine) 0.12 (from rev 1864 could work but is untested) with Python bindings
* VTK (Visualization Toolkit) 5.8 with Python bindings
* NumPy 1.6

Provided ODE and VTK are already installed, execute this to get ARS up and running:

.. code-block:: bash

$ pip install ARS


The documentation is hosted at
` <>`_
and it is generated dynamically after each commit to the repository.


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".

See the included LICENSE.txt file.


To run the included test suite you need more packages (``tox`` and ``mock``):

.. code-block:: bash

~/ars$ pip install -r requirements_test.txt
~/ars$ tox

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