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Create. Compose. Simulate. Any Robot
V-REP is the Swiss army knife among robot simulators: you won't find a simulator with more functions, features, or more elaborate APIs.

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, Octave or Urbi.

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

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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 V-REP

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 V-REP, 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 V-REP
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 V-REP
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 V-REP

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 V-REP

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

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