Design and test algorithms for robotics applications

Robotics System Toolbox™ provides algorithms and hardware connectivity for developing autonomous robotics applications for ground vehicles, manipulators, and humanoid robots. Toolbox algorithms include path planning and path following for differential drive robots, scan matching, obstacle avoidance, and state estimation. For manipulator robots, the system toolbox includes algorithms for inverse kinematics, kinematic constraints, and dynamics using a rigid body tree representation.

The system toolbox provides an interface between MATLAB® and Simulink® and the Robot Operating System (ROS) that enables you to test and verify applications on ROS-enabled robots and robot simulators such as Gazebo. It includes examples showing how to work with virtual robots in Gazebo and with actual ROS-enabled robots.

Robotics System Toolbox supports C++ code generation, enabling you to generate a ROS node from a Simulink model and automatically deploy it to a ROS network. Support for Simulink External Mode lets you view signals and change parameters while your deployed model is running.


Capabilities

Coordinate System Transformations

Transform coordinates and units into your required application format.

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Robot Operating System (ROS)

Access ROS networks, robots, and simulators.

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Ground Vehicle Algorithms

Use algorithms including those for map utilization, path planning, path following and state estimation.

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Manipulator Algorithms

Calculate inverse kinematics and dynamics for rigid body tree robot representations.

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Code Generation

Generate C/C++ code and standalone ROS nodes.

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Algorithm Implementation on Supported Hardware

Test your algorithms on a physical ROS-enabled robot.

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Log File Import and Analysis

Import ROS log files from your robot into MATLAB for offline analysis and visualization.

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Multiplatform and Multimaster Support for ROS

Access ROS functionality from Windows, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu Linux systems.

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Functions

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System Requirements

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Technical Articles

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Community and Support

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Blocks

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