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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

Technical specifications

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

Access information

Corresponding infrastructure École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Laboratory of Intelligent Systems

Route Cantonale,
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Unit of access Working day

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