CogVis

Cyberbotics Ltd. (CY)

Lausanne, Switzerland

Cyberbotics was founded in 1998 as a spin off-company from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). It develops and markets Webots [1], a mobile robot simulation software used by over 600 universities and research centers worldwide. Cyberbotics also collaborates to a number of R&D projects with large corporations as well as universities. This includes Sony corp. (Japan), the Stanford Research Institute (USA), the University of Nevada, Reno (USA), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland), the ICEA European research project, etc. Cyberbotics currently hires 5 people and is a self funded company (no venture money). Cyberbotics focuses on the software development of realistic simulations of mobile robots. Its main product, Webots, represents more than 100'000 lines of code, mostly C++, but also C and Java. This is a cross-platform software (running on all Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems) using a number of state-of-art libraries for realistic 3D simulation (OpenGL and ODE). Cyberbotics has also been developing a number of programming contests based on the Webots software. This involved the development of a number of web sites involving a number of web technologies, like Apache, PHP, MySQL and Joomla. The last programming contests to date are the Rat's Life contest [2] and the Robotstadium contest [3].

Role in the project

Cyberbotics will contribute to the specifications, design, implementation, tests and documentation of the simulation and Graphical User Interface of the Base Station. The simulation and Graphical User Interface will be based on the existing Webots technology developed by Cyberbotics.

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