Working with a simulated robot

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Simulated robots

A simulated robot is a virtual robot running on your computer.
It allows you to test your code before running it on a real robot.

There are several ways to get to a simulated robot:

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Choregraphe virtual robot

This robot is launched at Choregraphe startup and stopped at Choregraphe closure.

It has the same abilities of a real one but:

  • It is not subjected to the gravity and its torso is always considered as in a straight position (exactly as it is displayed in the Robot View ). So it cannot fall and cannot be lied down.
  • Its joints are always considered as stiffened and the stiffness can never be set off.
  • It has no audition functions (speech recognition, recording, etc).
  • It has no audio player functions.
  • It has no LED.
  • You cannot directly interact with it (tactile touch, bumper, etc), yet moving a joint in Robot View is possible.

This simulated robot is dependent of Choregraphe and is not accessible from other applications such as Monitor .

NAOqi binary

This robot has the same abilities as the previous one but is totally independent of Choregraphe .

So it can be connected from any other application ( Monitor for example) and can be launched and exited as you wish independently from Choregraphe .