Saturday, 30 July 2011

SIMBAD - THE ROBOT SIMULATOR

SIMBAD

Simbad is a mobile robot simulator for simulations in 3 dimensions and can be programmed in Java and Jython.  To use the simulator, one needs to install Java 3D.
 
JAVA 3D INSTALLATION

Java 3D can be a messy installation in Linux, the Java 3D bin file has to be installed into the jvm folder.

I am on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS this worked for me;
:~$ cd /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/jre

:/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/jre$ sudo sh /home/acer/j3d-1_5_2-linux-i586.bin
After a long EULA agreement, if something like the following comes up then we are through with the Java 3D installation.


STARTING OFF WITH SIMBAD

Running the Simbad bin file can be done as;
:~$ java -jar simbad-1.4.jar
If Java 3D is properly installed, then the following window should pop up;


Playing around with the robot ! ....


SIMBAD WITH JYTHON

If you are a python enthusiast like me, then you may prefer to use jython than java.

4 comments:

younas said...

Sir I'm a window user.I installed java3d in the default folder but when i try to run simbad, it says that java3d is required

Arkapravo Bhaumik said...

Hello,

You will have to add java3d to your PATH variable. However, I am not 100% sure about a windows insallation

younas said...

And how do I add java3d to PATH variable?

Rosypeter S said...

Thanks for sharing the useful information. It was really amazing. Thanks for sharing. Keep sharing.
with regards
How to learn robotics