'Darwin2k' is a robotics design and simulation program. Its simulation capabilities support engineering design and controller prototyping for robotic application; for example, it includes detailed motor and gearhead performance models, and the ability to estimate stresses in structural elements during simulation. Darwin2K is *not* an end-user application. Most uses will require at least a little coding, usually to specify application-specific robot controllers and models, high-level task descriptions, or specialized simulation components. That being said, Darwin2K does include a range of general-purpose robot models, controllers, and simulation and analysis capabilities, useful in a wide range of robot design and programming applications, that eliminate most of the work in developing a task-specific simulation or optimized robot prototype. The system also includes a distributed evolutionary algorithm for automated synthesis and optimization.
DocumentationUser reference manual available in HTML format from http://darwin2k.sourceforge.net/darwin2k-docs/index.html; User tutorial available in PDF format from http://darwin2k.sourceforge.net/tutorial.pdf
released on 4 February 2002
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2||Janet Casey||1 July 2002|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=10967|
|Developer||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/darwin2k-devel|
|Support||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/darwin2k-users|
|Required to build||GNU libtool 1.4|
|Required to build||GNU autoconf 2.52|
|Required to build||GNU automake 1.5|
|Required to use||Perl 5.000 or later|
|Required to use||xforms|
|Required to use||OpenGL *or* MesaGL *or* OpenInventor|
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