Software for MantisBot

  • AnimatLab2 Pro

http://www.animatlab.com/Download/tabid/84/Default.aspx

It is important to note that the number of body parts and neurons needed for MantisBot exceed the number available in the free version of the software, so the $250 pro version is required.

  • Arduino IDE
  • Arduino Libraries and hardware definitions

For each of these, reference the “Introduction to Dynamixel . . .” manual for links and instructions on installation (Sections 3.1 and 3.2).

  • Dynamanager

https://github.com/trossenrobotics/dynaManager/releases

This software is used to check non-responsive servos. If a servo’s ID has become changed from what the user thinks, Dynamanager is able to identify the current ID and change it. ***TO RUN THIS SOFTWARE, THE ros SKETCH MUST BE UPLOADED TO THE ARBOTIX-M BOARD***

  • DynaWizard (a part of RoboPlus)

http://www.robotis.com/xe/download_en

This software can be used to check the values set for each of the servo’s parameters. This can also be used to update the firmware. It requires a USB to Dynamixel hardware device.

  • (Optional) Windows Visual Studio 2010 (complete)

https://www.dreamspark.com/

This software is necessary if you wish to utilize the Animatlab SDK

  • (Optional) AnimatLab SDK

http://animatlab.com/Download/AnimatLabSDK/tabid/238/Default.aspx

https://github.com/NeuroRoboticTech?tab=repositories

See the next section for instructions on getting this up and running.