Create.

Compose.

Simulate.

Any Robot.

The robot simulator V-REP, with integrated development environment, is based on a distributed control architecture: each object/model can be individually controlled via an embedded script, a plugin, a ROS node, a remote API client, or a custom solution. This makes V-REP very versatile and ideal for multi-robot applications. Controllers can be written in C/C++, Python, Java, Lua, Matlab or Octave.

 

V-REP is used for fast algorithm development, factory automation simulations, fast prototyping and verification, robotics related education, remote monitoring, safety double-checking, etc. A feature overview can be found

here.

News

Release 3.3.2 is out (August 30th 2016)

-> Change log here <-

 

 

Joint workshop (Frederikshavn, Denmark, July 12-13 2016)

Blue Workforce and Coppelia Robotics held a joint workshop.

 

 

Automatica (Munich, June 21-24 2016)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited V-REP

 

 

Release 3.3.1 is out (May 17th 2016)

-> Change log here <-

 

 

USA Science & Engineering Festival

(Washington D.C., April. 16&17 2016)

Please visit Coppelia Robotics partner Blue Workforce, who will exhibit the Ragnar PKM robot.

 

 

Release 3.3.0 is out (Feb. 19th 2016)

-> Change log here <-

 

 

IREX (Tokyo, Dec. 2-5 2015)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited the V-REP robot simulation platform

 

 

Release 3.2.3 is out (Nov. 25th 2015)

-> Change log here <-

 

 

Joint workshop (Tel Aviv, Oct. 25-29 2015)

Siemens Industry Software and Coppelia Robotics held a joint workshop to explore possible synergies between Process Simulate and V-REP. During the workshop, this demonstrator was created.

 

 

IROS (Hamburg, Sep. 28-Oct. 2 2015)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited V-REP and co-organized the tutorial on teaching robotics with a simulator

 

 

Release 3.2.2 is out (Sept 5th 2015)

-> Change log here <-

New features include:

- Ray-tracer plugin

- 4th physics engine (Newton dynamics)

- Several new Models

- Improved dialogs

- Edit mode for grouped shapes, etc.

 

 

Innorobo (Lyon, June 30-July 3 2015)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited the V-REP robot simulator

 

 

Eurathlon/Sherpa summer school on field robotics (Oulu, June 1-5 2015)

Coppelia Robotics presented and actively participated in the tutorials/workshops.

 

 

Release 3.2.1 is out (May 4th 2015)

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New features include:

- RRS-1 specification support

- Improved haptic device plugin

- OpenMesh plugin (with mesh decimation algorithm)

- Simplified plugin creation

- Many new API functions and models, etc.

 

 

European Robotics Forum (Vienna, March 11-13 2015)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited its robot simulator

 

 

Release 3.2.0 is out (February 3rd 2015)

-> Change log here <-

New features include:

- Improved visual appearance

- Better support for Retina displays

- Velodyne HDL-64E S2 Lidar model

- Plugin for haptic device support

- Many new API functions and models, etc.

 

 

Release 3.1.3 is out (October 1st 2014)

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New features include:

- Customization scripts

- Support for gear mechanisms

- Many new API functions and models

- Playback tool, faster vision sensors, etc.

 

 

IROS (Chicago, Sep. 14-18 2014)

Coppelia Robotics co-organized the tutorial on teaching robotics with a simulator

 

 

Autodesk IDEAS (San Francisco, June 25-26 2014)

Coppelia Robotics presented and participated in the

Autodesk IDEAS innovation and design series on robotics

 

 

Release 3.1.2 is out (June 16th 2014)

-> Change log here <-

New features include:

- Many new robot models

- Improved motion planning functionality

- Many new API functions, faster remote API, etc.

 

 

Automatica (Munich, June 3-6 2014)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited the V-REP robot simulator

 

 

Release 3.1.1 is out (March 26th 2014)

-> Change log here <-

New features include:

- Many new robot models

- Improved motion planning functionality

- Exhaustive motion planning documentation, etc.

 

 

Innorobo (Lyon, March 18-20 2014)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited its robot simulator

 

 

Autonomous Mobile Robots MOOC (Feb 2014 - June 2014)

The ETH Zürich, in collaboration with Coppelia Robotics,

gives a Massive Open Online Course about autonomous mobile robots, hosted on edX.

The course is based on Matlab/Octave and the V-REP simulator, and can be accessed here.

 

 

Release 3.1.0 is out (January 20th 2014)

-> Change log here <-

New features include:

- Improved stability and speed on all platforms

- Interface to Octave

- Support for ghost objects, headless mode, etc.

 

 

IROS/IREX (Tokyo, Nov. 4-9 2013)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited the V-REP robot simulator

We also had a talk about V-REP on Nov. 4th in the Simulation and Estimation session of IROS.

 

 

Release 3.0.5 is out (October 26th 2013)

New features include:

- Optional support for the Vortex engine

- Path planning for kinematic chains

- Newest Qt (V5.1.1), many new models, etc.

 

 

Release 3.0.4 is out (July 8th 2013)

New features include:

- Much faster laser scanner models

- Many new API functions

- Many new models, etc.

 

 

ICRA (Karlsruhe, May 7-9 2013)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited its robot simulator

We also participated in the workshop on development of simulation tools for robotics and biomechanics

 

 

Release 3.0.3 is out (April 29th 2013)

New features include:

- Improved remote API with multiple connections from a same client

- New mechanism for easy model re-instanciation (DNA transfer)

- New models (e.g. first NAO model), etc.

 

 

Innorobo (Lyon, March 19-21 2013)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited the V-REP simulator

 

 

Release 3.0.2 is out (March 14th 2013)

New features include:

- Support for low-level custom joint controllers

- Integrated Qhull library

- New models, etc.

 

 

Automation Schweiz (Jan. 23-24 2013)

Coppelia Robotics exhibited its simulator

 

 

Release 3.0.1 is out (Jan. 20th 2013)

New features include:

- Extensive support for convex meshes

- Integrated convex decomposition function

- Improved URDF importer

 

 

Release 3.0.0 is out (Jan. 10th 2013)

V-REP is now open source! -> Licensing conditions

Additional new features of this release include:

- Collada importer / exporter

- URDF importer

 

 

Earlier news

Please refer to this page.