Optimized and Reconfigurable Environment for Simulation of Legged Robots

  • Mateusz Spis
  • Adam Matecki
  • Patryk Maik
  • Adam Kurzawa
  • Marek Kopicki
  • Dominik BelterEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 550)


The paper presents a reconfigurable simulator of legged robots. The simulator is based on the physics engines which model the motion of rigid bodies. The goal of this research is to design reliable tool for verification new control concepts for various types of legged robots. To this end, the new architecture of robot’s configuration scheme is proposed. The new hierarchical structure of the description files allows to re-use mechanical parts of existing robots and rapidly prototype new mechanical systems. We also propose the optimization method which increases the stability of the simulator. The simulator tuning technique allows to find the set of parameters and reduce the discrepancy between the simulated and the real robot.


Legged robots Dynamics simulation Evolutionary optimization 



D. Belter is supported by the Poznań University of Technology grant DSMK/0154-2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mateusz Spis
    • 1
  • Adam Matecki
    • 1
  • Patryk Maik
    • 1
  • Adam Kurzawa
    • 1
  • Marek Kopicki
    • 2
  • Dominik Belter
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Control and Information EngineeringPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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