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Matlab interface, embedding V-REP within C, and Path plannin

Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 17:33
by vick217
Good day,

I would like to know if it is possible to interface with matlab in order to use optimization toolbox from matlab.
I would like to know if I can embed V-REP into a bigger program in C, in order to pass position data to robots in V-REP? Is the option compilation referring to that? if yes, could you explain a bit more on how to do it, please? ... ngVrep.htm

About the path planning feature, could you let me know that method and/or version did you use and the specification parameters? or point out the source or reference for that algorithm?

Kind regards,

Re: Matlab interface, embedding V-REP within C, and Path pla

Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 10:29
by coppelia
Hello Victor,

yes, you can interface V-REP with Matlab, via the remote API. Have a look at how to set-up the remote API client for Matlab, and its Matlab functions.

You can also embed V-REP into a bigger C/C++ application by recompiling large parts yourself, but to simply pass position data, this is not necessary: use the remote API (or a plugin, the ROS interface, or a custom solution).

The path planning functionality in V-REP is based on the RRT-connect algorithm. You can of course also implement your own path planning algorithm as a plugin, or directly into the source code.