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Player provides a language-independent networked interface to robots and their sensors. Supported devices include Pioneer 2DX robots with sonar, odometry & compass, SICK laser rangefinder, ACTS color vision system, GPS, gripper and wireless communications. Stage provides a population of simulated Player devices. Controllers designed using Stage have been shown to work unchanged on real robots and vice versa. Stage aims for low-fidelity simulation of many devices, rather than perfect models.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  07 Sep 2011 20:17

    Release Notes: Numerous updates and enhancements.

    •  15 Jun 2002 04:07

      Release Notes: The Player supports more devices (all ActivMedia robots), and features more configurable devices and a synchronous request/reply mode. The Stage has had major worldfile improvements (a converter script is provided), an improved interface, and devices are now more configurable


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