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Below are links to contributed software packages designed for use with
Player, Stage, and/or Gazebo. Many thanks to the respective developers for
their contributions! To have your package listed here, announce it, with a
link, on the developers'
Note: please report bugs to and ask questions of the appropriate
Contributed Player Client Libraries
Several people have developed their own client libraries for Player,
and have generously allowed us to post them here. Depending on their
compatibility and stability, some of these may sometimes be bundled
with Player releases.
Other contributed components (drivers, visualization tools, etc.)
- GazeboAPI: Matlab
interface to libgazebo.
- RoboDeb VM:
VMWare-based Debian Linux image with Player & Stage, along with occam and
Knoppix CD: Knoppix bootable CD images with Player & Stage installed
Player 1.6.5 driver for V4L2 cameras.
1.6.5 plugin driver for V4L2 cameras, via the Linux UVC driver.
- Pyro, Python Robotics:
A programming environment for easily exploring advanced topics in
artificial intelligence and robotics without having to worry about the
low-level details of the underlying hardware.
- various plugins:
A variety of player plugins, including a driver for the D-link DCS-5300W
wireless camera and a OpenCV-based Canny edge detector. Written by
Paul Osmialowski. See also Paul's Cygwin and Win32
builds of Player and related software.
a robust development platform for students working in the IRIS Advanced
Robotics and Mechatronics course. A number of Player drivers are provided
for working with Marvin robots.
- SFERES: Artificial evolution
framework together with a multi-agent framework. Player/Stage module
for SFERES written by Stephane Doncieux.
simple gtk+ player client that shows RGB888-format images from a camera
device (with decompression if needed). Written by Paul Osmialowski.
- Nomad ScoutII:
Player 1.6 plugin driver for the Scout. Written by Victor Manual
- MIARN (Modules for Intelligent Autonomous Robot Navigation): Player 1.5 (with slight modifications) plugin driver
for fast laser feature extraction and feature-based people tracker.
Also includes a GL-based visualization client. Written by Joao Xavier,
Marco Pacheco, and Daniel Castro.
- MapViewer: Tool for the
creation/manipulation of maps for mobile robotics research. It can
import/export/manipulate maps in the formats of Saphira, Player/Stage,
Rossum and Beesoft simulators.