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Awesome Robotics – Massive Collection of Resources

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This is a list of various books, courses and other resources for robotics. It’s an attempt to gather useful material in one place for everybody who wants to learn more about the field.



Software and Libraries

Robot Simulator

The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a flexible framework for writing robot software. It is a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that aim to simplify the task of creating complex and robust robot behavior across a wide variety of robotic platforms.

ROS2 is a new version of ROS with radical design changes and improvement over older ROS version.

RobWork is a collection of C++ libraries for simulation and control of robot systems. RobWork is used for research and education as well as for practical robot applications.

Mobile Robot Programming Toolkit provides developers with portable and well-tested applications and libraries covering data structures and algorithms employed in common robotics research areas.

Robotics Library
The Robotics Library (RL) is a self-contained C++ library for robot kinematics, motion planning and control. It covers mathematics, kinematics and dynamics, hardware abstraction, motion planning, collision detection, and visualization.

2D/3D simulator in Java and Jython.

General purpose indoor/outdoor 3D simulator.

CARMEN is an open-source collection of software for mobile robot control. CARMEN is modular software designed to provide basic navigation primitives including: base and sensor control, logging, obstacle avoidance, localization, path planning, and mapping.

Peekabot is a real-time, networked 3D visualization tool for robotics, written in C++. Its purpose is to simplify the visualization needs faced by a roboticist daily.

Yet Another Robot Platform.

Robot simulator, 3D, source available, Lua scripting, APIs for C/C++, Python, Java, Matlab, URBI, 2 physics engines, full kinematic solver.

Webots is a development environment used to model, program and simulate mobile robots.

A planning, control and analysis toolbox for nonlinear dynamical systems.

Neurorobotics Platform (NRP)
An Internet-accessible simulation system that allows the simulation of robots controlled by spiking neural networks.

The Player Project
Free Software tools for robot and sensor applications

Open AI’s Roboschool
Open-source software for robot simulation, integrated with OpenAI Gym.

Open-source visual servoing platform library, is able to compute control laws that can be applied to robotic systems.

ROS Behavior Trees
Open-source library to create robot’s behaviors in form of Behavior Trees running in ROS (Robot Operating System).

Open-source motion control software for CNC and Robotics, designed to run on Arduino Due class microcontrollers.

Open-source OpenRAVE controller for UR5 robot integrated with ROS.

Open-source (zlib) C++ libray for both forward and inverse dynamics and kinematics. Also supports contacts and loops.






  • Boston Dynamics robotics R&D company, creator of the state of the art Atlas and Spot robots
  • iRobot manufacturer of the famous Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner
  • PAL Robotics
  • Aldebaran Robotics creator of the NAO robot
  • ABB Robotics the largest manufacturer of industrial robots
  • KUKA Robotics major manufacturer of industrial robots targeted at factory automation
  • FANUC industrial robots manufacturer with the biggest install base
  • Rethink Robotics creator of the collaborative robot Baxter
  • DJI industry leader in drones for both commerical and industrial needs.
  • The construct sim A cloud based tool for building modern, future-proof robot simulations.
  • Fetch Robotics A robotics startup in San Jose, CA building the future of e-commerce fulfillment and R&D robots.
  • Festo Robotics Festo is known for making moving robots that move like animals such as the sea gull like SmartBird, jellyfish, butterflies and kangaroos.


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