Jyro Visual SimulatorΒΆ

This notebook demonstrates creating a visual simulation of the Pioneer robot from MobileRobots.

Here is a picture of the Pioneer robot:

First, we import the items that we will need:

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from jyro.simulator import *
import math

We create a Pioneer robot by giving it a name, x-coordinate, y-coordinate, and a facing angle in radians. The coordinates are given in meters.

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robot = Pioneer("Pioneer", 2.50, 4.50, math.pi * 3/2) # meters, radians

To see a top-down view of the robot in the notebook:

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Next, we add some devices to the Pioneer, including sonar sensors, light sensors, a camera, and a gripper.

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TypeError                                 Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-5-4bc1997da056> in <module>()
----> 1 robot.addDevice(PioneerFrontLightSensors())

TypeError: __init__() missing 1 required positional argument: 'maxRange'
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robot.addDevice(Camera(120, 80))
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Finally, we create a world function that takes a simulator and adds items to the world:

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def world(sim):
    sim.addBox(0, 0, 5, 5, fill="backgroundgreen", wallcolor="lightgrey") # meters
    sim.addBox(1, 1, 2, 2, "purple")
    sim.addLight(4, 4, 2.25, color=Color(255, 255, 0, 64))

To create a visual simulation, pass in the robot and the world function. Optionally, you can set gamepad=True to control the robot with a gamepad.

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VSimulator(robot, world, gamepad=True);
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robot.brain = lambda self: self.move(1,-1)
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(2.5, 4.5, 4.71238898038469)

If you are viewing (rather than executing) this notebook, then the above simulation looks like this:

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sim = Simulator(robot, world, gamepad=True)
0.00 seconds
    Pioneer: (2.5, 4.5, 4.71238898038469)
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1.70 seconds
    Pioneer: (3.547280510061178, 3.421679606793642, 3.0123889803846913)