Rapid prototyping toolchain for humanoid robotics applications

Safwan Choudhury, Derek Wight, Dana Kulic

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This paper introduces a rapid development toolchain for the design and dynamic simulation of robotic and/or mechatronic applications. The toolchain provides a fast and seamless workflow from developing a mechanical system in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to automatically generating full dynamic simulations with real time 3D visualization. Subsequent design changes in CAD are reflected to the dynamic simulation blocks by simply updating the kinematic and dynamic parameters with minimal user input. The toolchain is demonstrated on the development of a 14 degree of freedom bipedal robot, validating its usefulness for designing complex robotic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2012
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467313698
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots 2012 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 29 Nov 20121 Dec 2012
Conference number: 12th

Publication series

NameIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
ISSN (Print)2164-0572
ISSN (Electronic)2164-0580


ConferenceIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots 2012
Abbreviated titleHumanoids 2012


  • Dynamic Simulations
  • Electromechanical Design
  • Robotics Toolchain

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