MARS

Machina Arte Robotum Simulans

MARS is a cross-platform simulation and visualisation tool created for robotics research. It consists of a core framework containing all main simulation components, a GUI (based on Qt), 3D visualization (using OSG) and a physics engine (based on ODE). MARS is designed in a modular manner and can be used very flexibly, e.g. by running the physics simulation without visualization and GUI. It is possible to extend MARS writing your own plugins and many plugins introducing various functionality such as HUDs or custom ground reaction forces already exist - and it's easy to write your own.
Website: https://github.com/rock-simulation/mars
Keywords: Simulation, Visualisierung
Status: active
Operating system: Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages: C++
Licence: LGPL3
Ownership: This software was developed by the DFKI as well as by the Robotics Research Group and the University of Bremen and is being further developed under this responsibility. For questions and suggestions, please refer to the contact persons.
 

Software description

Demonstration of visualization in MARS: The SpaceClimber robot in a crater environment. (Source: DFKI GmbH)
Inspection of the kinematic model of the Mantis robot in MARS. (Source: DFKI GmbH)

MARS  is a cross-platform simulation and visualisation tool created for robotics research. It consists of a core framework containing all main simulation components, a GUI (based on Qt), 3D visualization (using OSG) and a physics engine (based on ODE).

MARS is designed in a modular manner and can be used very flexibly, e.g. by running the physics simulation without visualization and GUI. It is possible to extend MARS writing your own plugins and many plugins introducing various functionality such as HUDs or custom ground reaction forces already exist - and it's easy to write your own.

References

Team: Team V - Behavior Control & Simulation
Application Field: Assistance- and Rehabilitation Systems
Electric Mobility
SAR- & Security Robotics
Space Robotics
Underwater Robotics
Related Projects: Virtual Crater
Development of Virtual Simulation and Demonstration Environment for Planetary Exploration with Focus on Extraterrestrial Crater (05.2009- 08.2012)
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FASTER
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iMoby
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IMMI
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iStruct
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ITN Stardust
Workpackage Close-Range Navigation and Manipulation of Space Debris and Asteroids (02.2013- 01.2017)
LIMES
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ROBEX
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SpaceBot
DLR SpaceBot-Cup: ARTEMIS - Autonomous Rover Team for Exploration and Manipulation (03.2013- 11.2013)
SpaceClimber
A Semi-Autonomous Free-Climbing Robot for the Exploration of Crater Walls and Bottoms (07.2007- 11.2010)
TransTerrA
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VI-Bot
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Related Robots: Coyote III
MANTIS
Multi-legged Manipulation and Locomotion System
AILA
Mobile Dual-Arm-Manipulation
ARTEMIS
DLR SpaceBot Cup 2013 Rover
ASGUARD II
Advanced Security Guard V2
ASGUARD III
Advanced Security Guard V3
ASGUARD IV
Advanced Security Guard V4
AVALON
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ASV
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SpaceClimber
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last updated 03.01.2017
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