Robot Visualization System for Windows (RVS4W)
RVS4W is a cross-platform version of its predecessor, the Robot Visualization System(RVS) written originally by John Darcovich on Silicon Graphics' IRIX. The RVS4W user interface was written from scratch, while keeping the user interface consistent and user-friendly. The RVS kinematics engine was debugged and enhanced.
The package is a 3D visualization tool to be used as a design or a path-planning tool. RVS4W incorporates many new features, not in RVS, including routines to evaluate the characteristic length, the maximum reach, the optimum posture---for minimum condition number---and the robot conditioning (the reciprocal of the minimum Jacobian condition number).
- Forward kinematics
- Inverse kinematics
- Joint limits
- Posture pre-storing
- Trajectory-tracking in joint space
- Trajectory-tracking in Cartesian space
- Maximum-reach, characteristic length and optimum-posture evaluation
- Robot-Jacobian evaluation at a given posture
- Condition-number evaluation at a given posture
- A snapshot of the scene to be saved in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF) or Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) formats
- Display of reference frame, the moving frames and the EE frame
- Creation and visualization of work environments
The User's Manual is available here: RVS4WManual.pdf
The RVS4W pertinent files are available here: RVS4WInstall.exe
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