Survey about dynamic simulators for robotics


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Nov-2013

THIS SURVEY IS OVER !

Results will be published soon; you can contact Serena Ivaldi for more information (serena.ivaldi@isir.upmc.fr).
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Jan-2014

I'm keeping the survey online, to give to new participants the possibility to share their feedback about simulators.
If you are interested in getting the analysis of the survey, you can write me: serena.ivaldi@isir.upmc.fr
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Thank you for participating to this anonymous survey!

We are interested in investigating which dynamics simulator/s you are currently using for your research in robotics.
Are you satisfied with it/them? What are its/their main pros and cons? What is your experience with simulation?
What are desirable features that your are missing?

Please help us!

The survey is organized into four sections:
1) info about you (don't worry the survey is anonymous, it's just stats)
2) your experience with simulation in general
3) info about the main tool you are using for simulation
4) more technical information about the tool (if you can't answer or you're in doubt, select "i don't know")

There will be free space to tell us freely your opinion about the tool/the tools you use.
The survey is anonymous, so say yours about pros/cons!

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If you have problems filling the questionnaire, please write to: serena.ivaldi@isir.upmc.fr
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Ready? Go!

    Some info about you

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    Your experience with dynamics simulation

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    ODE
    Bullets
    OpenRave
    Gazebo
    Nvidia PhysX
    OpenSIM
    Stage
    Usarsim
    Morse
    Webots
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    Delta3D
    V-Rep
    Sim
    OpenHRP
    Chorenoid
    XDE
    HumanS
    Robotran
    MuJoCo
    iCub_SIM
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    Arboris-Python
    ADAMS
    SL
    metapod
    Blender
    COMSOL
    Dance
    dVC3d
    MBSim
    Moby
    Siconos
    SOFA
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    Solfec
    Animats
    Rigid Body Dynamics Library
    Havok
    SIMPACK
    Vortex
    Umbra
    SIMBAD
    Box2D
    RoboRobo
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    Your dynamics simulation tool

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    The documentation: is the doc available? is it online?
    Is there enough support? Mailing-lists, forums?
    Installation: was it easy to install? Did it require a lot of dependencies?
    For beginners: is it easy to start using it? Are there tutorials?
    Advanced level: is it easy to use?
    Is it an active project? Is there a large community of users and developers?
    Is the API user-friendly?
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    Stability of simulation
    Precision of simulation
    Speed
    Computational load (CPU)
    Computational load (Memory)
    Visual rendering
    Same interface between real and simulated system
    Accuracy of contact resolution
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    Interpenetration between bodies
    Detaching bodies
    Contacts are not realistic
    Collisions are not detected properly
    Difficulty in simulating non-rigid bodies, surfaces
    Difficulty in simulating human activity
    Difficulty in simulating the dynamic environment
    Difficulty in customizing the simulation
    Lack of documentation to handle problems
    Difficulty in simulating fast and dynamic motions
    Gap between simulation and reality
    Computationally slow
    Computationally demanding
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    Now few more technical questions

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    This is the end of the survey! Thank you for participating! Now you can submit your answers!