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Engineering: Mechatronics and Robotics

Maplesoft’s suite of tools for modeling and analyzing mechatronic systems relieves the burden that is typically associated with using traditional simulation tools to develop high-fidelity models. Maplesoft’s next-generation graphical tools for model development and analysis dramatically reduce the time and cost of up-front analysis, virtual prototyping, and parameter optimization of system designs. With an intuitive multi-domain modeling environment and powerful multibody modeling tools, MapleSim is uniquely suited to developing mechatronic systems, including such diverse applications as robotics, guidance systems, active stabilizers, vibration attenuators, and “X-by-wire” systems found in road vehicles and aircraft.

Maple and MapleSim are used extensively for designing systems where open-loop, closed-loop, kinematic, and dynamic behaviors need to be considered. The product suite includes tools for easily transferring work into an existing control development toolchain, and produces models suitable for use in real-time simulation systems for hardware-in-the-loop testing.

Products:

MapleSim
MapleSim
High-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation.

Maple
Maple
The essential technical computing software for today’s engineers.


MapleSim Connector
MapleSim Connector
Automatic generation of Simulink® S-functions from MapleSim models. The generated ANSI-C code is compatible with Simulink® Coder™ for simulation on supported platforms such as dSPACE, xPC Target, and B&R Automation Studio Target for Simulink®.
MapleSim Control Design Connector
MapleSim Control Design Toolbox
A solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim's exceptional plant modeling capabilities to support control design.
MapleSim LabVIEW Connector
MapleSim Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ Software
Include high-fidelity MapleSim models in your LabVIEW VIs and NI VeriStand Applications. The generated code is highly optimized for execution on all floating-point real-time processors from National Instruments.
BlockImporter™
BlockImporter™
Import a Simulink® model into Maple and convert it to a set of mathematical equations to be analyzed, optimized, simplified, turned into a MapleSim custom component for inclusion in MapleSim, and exported back to Simulink® using the MapleSim Connector.
MapleSim dSpace Connector
MapleSim Connector for dSPACE® Systems
With the MapleSim Connector for dSPACE® Systems, you can streamline your development process by automatically converting your high-performance, high-fidelity MapleSim models into real-time applications running on a dSPACE platform.
MapleSim Tire Connector
MapleSim Tire Component Library
The MapleSim Tire Component Library provides MapleSim users with industry standard tire force model components such as Fiala, Calspan, and Pacejka’s magic tire formula.
MapleSim Driveline Connector
MapleSim Driveline Component Library
The MapleSim Driveline Component Library is a collection of components, transmission sub-assemblies, and complete powertrain examples that show the use of these components in driveline applications.
Optimus
Optimus
Identify optimal design parameters for complex Maple and MapleSim design problems. (Third-party product)

Sample Applications
LQR Control Design for an Inverted Pendulum on a Cart System
Active Suspension
Robot Arm
Sumobot Simulation

Download the Robotics and Mechatronics Informations Kit: Free resources demonstrating how Maple & MapleSim are used in robotics and mechatronics applications.

User Stories

Game-Changing Hockey Sticks with Help from MapleSim

The SlapShot XT is the first ever robot capable of executing a slap shot like a professional hockey player.

Maplesoft Software Used in Advanced Engineering Research

This article discusses such diverse projects as space rovers, humanoid robots and electric and hybrid-electric vehicle batteries.

High-speed robot designed using Maplesoft™ technology

The AEMK DeltaBot robots use cables instead of rigid arms to reduce moving inertia and mechanical equipment costs.

A Multi-Domain Model of a Robotic Space Rover

A Multi-Domain Model of a Robotic Space Rover

Dr. Khajepour, a leading figure in mechatronics and robotics, choses MapleSim as a key tool in his project.

Learning to walk faster with high performance modelling

Learning to walk faster with high performance modelling

Using MapleSim to perfect the process of humanoid walking in robots.

 
Game-Changing Hockey Sticks with Help from MapleSim
Maplesoft Software Used in Advanced Engineering Research
A Multi-Domain Model of a Robotic Space Rover
High-speed robot designed using Maplesoft technology
Learning to walk faster with high performance modelling

John McPhee talking about the modeling of human gait
Jacob Apkarian talking about a 6 DOF motion platform (the Hexapod)

Information Kit: Download the Robotics and Mechatronics Information Kit
Research Article: Role of Automated Symbolic Generation of Equations of Motion to Enhance Robotics Education
White Paper: Technical Superiority in Multi-Domain Physical Modeling and Simulation
Recorded Webinar: Mechatronic and Robotic Applications of MapleSim
Recorded Webinar: Highly Efficient Models for Multibody Systems for HIL Simulation of Robotic Systems
Recorded Webinar: Efficiently Modeling High-Fidelity Models for Aerospace Mechatronics Applications
Blog: J Robot
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