The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is an advanced simulator designed to enhance the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robotics experience. An excellent learning tool for classroom and competitive robotics. In partnership with Cogmation, STEM Professionals adopt the VRT across Nigeria.
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Are you in Robotics in STEM Professionals Club? You need VRT as an additional tool to help you do extremely well on your STEM journey in Robotics.
Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is the powerful and exquisite Robotics tool you need to Build, Program and Simulate more Robotic Solutions and Models just like your peers anywhere around the world.
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Bring your LDraw™ creations to life! The Virtual Robotics Toolkit has the ability to import files that are created using a number of free 3D modeling tools. Whether you are modeling using LEGO® Digital Designer™, MLCAD, or LDCad, simply import your model and prepare to be amazed. Within just a few short minutes you’ll be working with your own creation in a physics enabled simulation
Then use the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming environment to write programs to control your virtual robot, just as you would the real thing. If you’re familiar with MINDSTORMS programming, you already know how to use our simulator. If you are new to LEGO® Robotics, don’t worry, our training materials will turn you into a pro.
The simulator’s advanced physics engine affords an unparalleled level of realism. Experiment with how various physical forces act on your robot, change the friction on the playing surface, or mess with gravity to see how your robot would behave in a weightless environment.
See what your robot sees, visualize the sensor outputs in an easy to understand way. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit provides support for the following sensors:
- MINDSTORMS EV3 – Ultrasonic sensor
- MINDSTORMS EV3 – Color sensor
- MINDSTORMS EV3 – Touch sensor
- MINDSTORMS EV3 – IR sensor
- MINDSTORMS EV3 – Touch sensor
- EV3 Gyro Sensor
- HiTechnic – Infrared sensor
- HiTechnic – Compass sensor
Education With Simulation
Robotics is a great way to learn about programming, and an even more powerful tool for teaching STEM subjects.
Simulation is an effective means for understanding how physical concepts like force and motion come to play in real life.
No Robot, No Problem
Simulated robots are available 24 x 7, don’t ever break, and are never missing parts.
With the Toolkit you can build and program your robot using the exact same tools you would use on the real thing — code you write for your simulated robot will also run in real-life.
The Toolkit makes it easy for your team to rapidly design and prototype your robot.
Why wait until your next meetup to see if your robot actually works? Import custom robot models from a variety of popular CAD tools such as LEGO® Digital Designer™ and begin experimenting instantly.
Unleash your imagination and creativity
Simulation can provide a much greater variety of challenges and environments.
Go beyond paper mats and household props. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit comes equipped with several sample projects to get you started, a number of competition mats to hone your skills, and even provides the tools to change the physics engine itself. Have you ever wanted to see what would happen to your robot in the weightlessness of space? Now you can!
Save countless hours of development time
You never lose bricks, and it’s always easy to find pieces.
In a digital space you can easily mix and match bricks from various kits using your favorite design tools and in a matter of minutes you’ll have your own creation working within the simulator. You’re really only limited by your imagination.
Robots for Life
Build it once and keep it forever.
Never again disassemble something that you worked so hard on. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit lets you store your creations as files that live on your computer, making it easy to come back to a project at a later date.
Upload your Robots online
Share your robot with friends around the world.
It’s much easier to exchange computer files than physical models. Sharing virtual robots and sample code is a great way to collaborate and stay in touch with other competitive teams long after the competitive season has finished.
Save money without compromising
An affordable way to get started with robotics.
If you’re new to the world of robotics, simulation can serve as a cost effective introduction to learning the basics of strategy, engineering, and programming before upgrading to a physical machine. If you’re already a seasoned robotics mentor, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit represents a unique opportunity for expanding the capacity of your entire team. Simulation allows you to work with your robot even when it isn’t physically available, meaning that the members of your robotics team can work on their project from home.
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