The Stage Robot Simulator
pre-3.0.0Copyright Richard Vaughan and contributors 1998-2008.
Part of the Player Project [http://playerstage.sourceforge.net]
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
A copy of the license is included with the sourcecode in the file 'COPYING". Copying and redistribution is permitted only under the terms of the license.
There are three ways to use Stage:
The "stage" program: a standalone robot simulation program that loads your robot control program from a library that you provide.
The Stage plugin for Player (libstageplugin) - provides a population of virtual robots for the popular Player networked robot interface system.
- Write your own simulator: the "libstage" C++ library makes it easy to create, run and customize a Stage simulation from inside your own programs.
Player also contains several useful 'virtual devices'; including some sensor pre-processing or sensor-integration algorithms that help you to rapidly build powerful robot controllers. These are easy to use with Stage.
Many patches and bug reports have been contributed by users around the world.
Stage is part of the Player Project, a community effort to develop Free Software tools for robotics research. Stage is free to use, modify and redistribute under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Brian Gerkey, Richard T. Vaughan and Andrew Howard. "The Player/Stage Project: Tools for Multi-Robot and Distributed Sensor Systems" Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, pages 317-323, Coimbra, Portugal, June 2003 (ICAR'03).
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Please help us keep track of what's being used out there by correctly naming the Player/Stage components you use. Player used on its own is called "Player". Player and Stage used together are referred to as "the Player/Stage system" or just "Player/Stage". When libstage is used without Player, it's just called "Stage". When Player is used with its 3D ODE-based simulation backend, Gazebo, it's called Player/Gazebo. Gazebo without Player is just "Gazebo". All this software is part of the "Player Project".
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"All the world's a stage" "And all the men and women merely players"
from "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare.
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