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Blender as a research tool for Robot Control and toolpathing


luigipacheco writes:

Hi there!

I am excited to share a video with you that showcases how the Robotics and Digital Fabrication (RDF) Lab at Florida International University (FIU) is using Blender as a research tool to control a robotic arm. By harnessing the power of Blender's Python API, we were able to seamlessly integrate different libraries and conduct experiments in real-time.

Blender's versatility and flexibility made it effortless to design and simulate the robotic arm's movements. Additionally, we were able to generate precise toolpaths . But that's not all, we also used the robotic arm itself to scan work cell features, which enabled us to optimize how we position and orient the toolpaths.

We are thrilled with the progress we've made so far and are excited about the possibilities this opens up. Thank you for taking the time to watch our video, and we hope you find it as exciting as we do!

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Luis Pacheco

Architect , focusing in computational design and digital fabrication

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