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RoboGen

RoboGen™ is an open source platform for the co-evolution of robot bodies and brains. It has been designed with a primary focus on evolving robots that can be easily manufactured via 3D-printing and the use of a small set of low-cost, off-the-shelf electronic components. It features an evolution engine, and a physics simulation engine. Additionally it includes utilities for generating design files of body components to be used with a 3D-printer, and for compiling neural-network controllers to run on an Arduino microcontroller board.

Key features:
  • Simulation software – try your robot without hardware!
  • Easy to assemble and repair
  • Low-cost electronics and mechanical parts
Possible applications:
  • Fast prototyping of robots
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Education

Access information

Corresponding infrastructureÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Laboratory of Intelligent Systems
LocationRoute Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Unit of accessWorking day

Technical specifications

Actuators:Mini-servo
Battery:2 cell LiPo
Main board:NanoWii (ATMega32U4 )
Sensors:Light, Distance

Additional information