Student Robotics Simulator

I have developed a simulator for the Student Robotics project. The students in this competition have to build robots that drive themselves around an arena, collecting coloured tokens. To allow them to practice programming their robots before they have got a working one, I wrote the simulator.

The simulator is written in Python. It uses the wonderful ODE physics engine to figure out what effect the robot will have on its environment, and draws the scene with pygame.

Here is a brief screencast in which I quickly explain how to use the simulator:

Posted on 11 Nov 2007
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