Robotic technology has improved dramatically in the past decade, and applications are getting more exciting as well. Robotics are advancing at a fast rate, and for engineers, designing the new generation of robots is one of the most exciting types of projects. A whole new generation of engineering and scientific tools that empower the rapid pace of innovation within the modern robotics and mechatronics community are available, with Dymola multi-domain modelling and simulation being at the forefront.

With an intuitive multi-physical modelling environment, and powerful multi-body modelling technology, the range of Dymola modelling and simulation tools are uniquely suited to developing robotic and mechatronic systems, including such diverse applications as robotics, guidance systems, active stabilizers, Hexapods, and “drive/fly-by-wire” systems found in road vehicles and aircraft.

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Dymola and the additional libraries are ideal for model development and analysis, and dramatically reduce the time and cost of up-front analysis, virtual prototyping, and parameter optimization of system designs using symbolic manipulation. Using the component based environment allows the user to build their own specific verified application models and libraries. This can enable model reuse and standard parameterised components to reduce modelling effort.

  • Dramatically reduce model development and analysis time through reuse.
  • Rapidly create system-level models to model and simulate the behaviour of the entire system within a single model.
  • Take advantage of multi-body technology for high levels of flexibility and control of models.
  • Take advantage of advanced analysis, visualization, and programming tools to perform customized analysis and model investigations not possible with other tools.
  • Get the fastest code for optimization and real-time simulation, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL).
  • Integration with other tools, including MATLAB® and Simulink® for heavy optimisation using symbolic manipulation via the FMI Blockset for Simulink.