New Feature Announcement: Reachy’s Mobile Base Now Available in Simulation!

Hello Reachy1.2 Community,

We are thrilled to announce a significant enhancement in our simulation capabilities: Reachy’s mobile base is now fully integrated into our simulation framework within Gazebo! :tada:

Jul-04-2024 15-09-25

Our dedicated team has worked tirelessly to bring this feature to life, ensuring a more realistic and secure testing platform for your research and development projects. Functional simulation has always been pivotal for operational safety, and with the inclusion of Reachy’s mobile base, we are elevating the fidelity and reliability of your simulations.

How to Launch Reachy Simulation?

To get started with Reachy’s simulation, you will need to install our stack. You have two options:

  1. Download the entire environment to your personal machine
  2. Use Docker for a streamlined setup process

We strongly encourage using Docker. It’s a lightweight virtual machine, facilitating application development in a fully open-source environment. Docker encompasses the robot’s complete surroundings and simplifies the simulation setup process.

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Choose your installation method: Download directly or use our preconfigured Docker image for a quicker setup.
  2. Access all necessary files and detailed instructions on our GitHub repository. Follow the README to set up the environment.
  3. Explore the new functionalities and test Reachy’s mobile base in a realistic simulated environment.

Community Collaboration:

We are excited to see what you will create with this new feature! We encourage you to share your simulation projects and findings on our forum. This platform is designed for collaborative development and knowledge sharing. Your contributions can help others and foster a vibrant community of innovators.

In Conclusion, What to Remember:

  • Feature: Reachy’s mobile base now integrated into Gazebo simulation.
  • Installation: Available via direct download or Docker.
  • Resources: Detailed instructions on our GitHub repository.
  • Community: Share your projects and findings on our forum.

Efficient installation, accelerated testing! :rocket:

Our development is fully open-source, so dive into the codebase and make it your own.

Happy Simulating!

Best regards,
The Pollen Robotics Team