Robot Simulators: ColleliaSim and LFS Version 2 – DPRG Virtual Monthly Meeting, Oct 10th, 2020

Meeting Video:

Chat Record: Chat record (PDF)
Link to Chris’s slide deck and 3PI simulation: Slide Deck and 3PI simulation link (github)

On October 10, 2020 at 1:00 CT, DPRG will host presentations on two robot simulators: ColleliaSim and LFS-2.

To attend: 

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ColleliaSim is a robot simulator that has its own IDE. Based on a distributed control architecture, ColleliaSim, allows each object/model to be controlled by several methods: embedded script, plugin, ROS or BlueZero node, remote API client or a custom solution. Controllers can be written in C/C++, Python, Java, Lua, Matlab or Octave. CoppeliaSim can be used for fast algorithm development, robotics related education, industrial automation simulations, and much more. Details can be found at

Chris Netter, a frequent attendee to DPRG’s Tuesday night RBNV virtual meeting, used ColleliaSim to simulate and develop his competition fire fighting robot. He will present an overview of ColleliaSim and discuss a simulation of the Pololu 3PI robot.

LFS-2 is a 2D line following simulator created by DPRG member, Ron Grant. Ron introduced LFS-1 earlier this year as a method for members to develop algorithms to solve line following courses. It  generated much interest, and the idea that DPRG could hold a virtual Line Following contest later this year. Ron took the inputs from DPRG members and has developed LFS-2. He will present the new look of LFS-2, the added features, and how to setup your robot to start experimenting. LFS-2 uses the Processing language, the parent of the Arduino IDE. Processing can be found at .

About DPRG Monthly Meetings

DPRG hosts presentations each month during its regular membership meeting. These meetings and presentations are open to public and free to attend. We hope to see you there. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Note: We do record a video of these sessions and post them on the DPRG YouTube channel ( By joining the meeting you’re giving consent to be included in the recording.

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