Simloid and other ODE links

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Simloid and other ODE links

Post by NovaOne » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:39 pm

Post by NovaOne
Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:39 pm

I am quite conscious of the fact that I don't know much about robot simulation, but i found this site while browsing:

http://www.robocup.de/AT-Humboldt/simloid.shtml

I've found no reference to this software on the forum; sorry if I'm posting "old news"?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Simloid-Evolution-Walking-Physical-Simulation/dp/3639053303/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227805506&sr=1-1
It may be of special interest to bioloid owners:

The Simloid Project deals with physical simulation of the Bioloid robot of the Humanoid Team Humboldt. The aim is to develop, test and optimize new controlling architectures for this platform.
The simulation allows to apply automatic unsupervised machine learning algorithms, for solving control problems, such as biped walking. Actually the Teaching and Research Group Artificial Intelligence proceeds an experimental laboratory, where students research on control problems, using machine learning algorithms. Another approach of this project is to use artificial evolution for exploring and optimizing new walking patterns. Samples of those evolved walking motions are collected on the project page: Evolution of Biped Walking.


PS It uses the Open Dynamics Engine mentioned quite a bit in the forum: http://ode.org/users.html

Check out the great information and links:
http://ode.org/slides/slides.html
http://ode.org/ode-docs.html
http://opende.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

"Free" ODE book? online: http://demura.net/archives/english/

And I may have saved the "best" till last, that is if you are 21st century robot engineer/scientist material: "Kinematic and Dynamic Simulation of Multibody Systems. The Real-Time Challenge" from
http://mat21.etsii.upm.es/mbs/bookPDFs/bookGjB.htm
I wish I was better at Math's and Physics, but to be honest I get stuck on chapter 2 :!:

This looks like its might be and excellent book, but its only available in Japanese
“Robot Simulation - Robot programming with Open Dynamics Engine , (260pages, ISBN:978-4627846913, Morikita Publishing Co. Ltd., Tokyo, 2007)” by Kosei Demura,

Some fascinating work with genetic algorithms being done by Dr Bill Sellers in Manchester
http://homepage.mac.com/wis/ASL/Projects/index.html
http://dinonews.net/rubriq/articles.php5?action=open&ref=2007_sellers_speed
http://homepage.mac.com/wis/ASL/Publications/PDFs/Evaluating%20alternative%20gait%20strategies%20using%20evolutionary%20robotics.pdf
I am quite conscious of the fact that I don't know much about robot simulation, but i found this site while browsing:

http://www.robocup.de/AT-Humboldt/simloid.shtml

I've found no reference to this software on the forum; sorry if I'm posting "old news"?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Simloid-Evolution-Walking-Physical-Simulation/dp/3639053303/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227805506&sr=1-1
It may be of special interest to bioloid owners:

The Simloid Project deals with physical simulation of the Bioloid robot of the Humanoid Team Humboldt. The aim is to develop, test and optimize new controlling architectures for this platform.
The simulation allows to apply automatic unsupervised machine learning algorithms, for solving control problems, such as biped walking. Actually the Teaching and Research Group Artificial Intelligence proceeds an experimental laboratory, where students research on control problems, using machine learning algorithms. Another approach of this project is to use artificial evolution for exploring and optimizing new walking patterns. Samples of those evolved walking motions are collected on the project page: Evolution of Biped Walking.


PS It uses the Open Dynamics Engine mentioned quite a bit in the forum: http://ode.org/users.html

Check out the great information and links:
http://ode.org/slides/slides.html
http://ode.org/ode-docs.html
http://opende.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

"Free" ODE book? online: http://demura.net/archives/english/

And I may have saved the "best" till last, that is if you are 21st century robot engineer/scientist material: "Kinematic and Dynamic Simulation of Multibody Systems. The Real-Time Challenge" from
http://mat21.etsii.upm.es/mbs/bookPDFs/bookGjB.htm
I wish I was better at Math's and Physics, but to be honest I get stuck on chapter 2 :!:

This looks like its might be and excellent book, but its only available in Japanese
“Robot Simulation - Robot programming with Open Dynamics Engine , (260pages, ISBN:978-4627846913, Morikita Publishing Co. Ltd., Tokyo, 2007)” by Kosei Demura,

Some fascinating work with genetic algorithms being done by Dr Bill Sellers in Manchester
http://homepage.mac.com/wis/ASL/Projects/index.html
http://dinonews.net/rubriq/articles.php5?action=open&ref=2007_sellers_speed
http://homepage.mac.com/wis/ASL/Publications/PDFs/Evaluating%20alternative%20gait%20strategies%20using%20evolutionary%20robotics.pdf
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Post by mdda » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:54 am

Post by mdda
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:54 am

As part of the BioloidControl sourceforge project, I've added a full Bioloid simulation with physics provided by ODE.

IMHO, it makes a better starting place than Simloid, because the Simloid code is rather 'crufty'.

There are two ways of programming : either through C++ classes to manipulate the Robots servos, or through a fairly thorough implementation of the Bioloid's own bus - which I set out to make wire compatible with the real thing.

HTH
Martin
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As part of the BioloidControl sourceforge project, I've added a full Bioloid simulation with physics provided by ODE.

IMHO, it makes a better starting place than Simloid, because the Simloid code is rather 'crufty'.

There are two ways of programming : either through C++ classes to manipulate the Robots servos, or through a fairly thorough implementation of the Bioloid's own bus - which I set out to make wire compatible with the real thing.

HTH
Martin
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Post by limor » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:41 pm

Post by limor
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:41 pm

hi mdda
I found this video on youtube. i dont think you ever advertised any videos of your ode simulated robot.

I tried to do this few years ago with ezphysics.org and use the full ogre3d.org engine rather than the ode simple opengl prototype engine. but i didnt' quite get as far as you did.

this is the kind of technology leap that we need here in the humanoid community. basically allowing the creation of gaits without the actual robot!!

i hope you are still working on this and if you would consider porting it to ogre3d i may be able to help. please send me an email if your are interested limor at robosavvy.com

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hi mdda
I found this video on youtube. i dont think you ever advertised any videos of your ode simulated robot.

I tried to do this few years ago with ezphysics.org and use the full ogre3d.org engine rather than the ode simple opengl prototype engine. but i didnt' quite get as far as you did.

this is the kind of technology leap that we need here in the humanoid community. basically allowing the creation of gaits without the actual robot!!

i hope you are still working on this and if you would consider porting it to ogre3d i may be able to help. please send me an email if your are interested limor at robosavvy.com

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