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Software Packages and Libraries
SPACELIB: a library for 3D Kinematics and Dynamics of system of rigid bodies
Matlab Robotics Toolbox: can be used for robot kinematics, dynamics and trajectory generation
Dymola (Dynamic Modeling Laboratory)
Actin: Software toolkit for control and simulation of complex robotic systems
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio: Uses a component based approach.
Player/Stage Project: A very popular Free Software robot interface and simulation system, used for mobile robotics research and teaching worldwide.
Khepera Simulator
Webots
RoboWorks
RoboLogix
ABB RobotStudio
Festo COSIMIR Robotic Simulation Software
Others...
PCBWeb: Hardware Design Made Easy...

Hardware and Starter Kits
PCBWeb: Hardware Design Made Easy
EEWeb: Elecrtical Engineering Community
For more: Allaa R. Hilal, Khaled M.Wagdy, Alaa M. Khamis, A Survey on Commercial Starter Kits for Building Real Robots CEE, 2007.

Important Links

Important Books
H. Everett. Sensor for Mobile Robots: Theory and Application. AK Peters, Ltd. , 1995
T. Braunl. Embedded Robotics: Mobile Robot Design and Applications with Embedded Systems. Springer, 2003.
R. Murphy. An Introduction to AI Robotics. MIT Press, 2000
R. Arkin. Behavior-based Robotics. MIT Press, 1998.
R. Brooks. Cambrian Intelligence: The Early History of the New AI. MIT Press, 1999.
S. Nolfi and D. Floreano. Evolutionary Robotics. MIT Press, 2000.
Y. Bar-Cohen and C. Breazeal. Biologically-inspired Intelligent Robots. SPIE Press, 2003.
G. Bekey. Autonomous Robots: From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control. MIT Press, 2005.
Dr. Alaa Khamis. How to Build a Real Robot?. Arab Electricity Magazine, Egypt, 1998-2007

0. A. Khamis, "Robots: Types and Applications," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.67, 2001, Cairo, Egypt.
1. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot-1: Basics," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.69, 2002, Cairo, Egypt.
2. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot-2: Power Supply," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.70, 2002, Cairo, Egypt.
3. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robo-3: Locomation System," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.71, 2002, Cairo, Egypt.
4. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot-4: Stepper Motors," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.72, 2003, Cairo, Egypt.
5. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot-5: Sensors," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.73, 2003, Cairo, Egypt.
6. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -6: Inner State Sensors," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.74, 2003, Cairo, Egypt.
7. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -7: Optical Encoders and Hall-Effect Sensors," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.76, 2004, Cairo, Egypt.
8. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -8: Tactile Sensors," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.77, 2004, Cairo, Egypt.
9. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -9: Outer-state Sensors - Sonar," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.79, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.
10. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -10: Outer-state Sensors - Infrared Sensors," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.80, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.
11. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -11: Robotic Vision," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.81, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.
12. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -12: Voice Communication," Arab Electricity Magazine, issue no.82, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.
13. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -13: Speech Understanding," Arab Electricity Magazine, to be published in issue no.83, 2006, Cairo, Egypt.
14. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -14: Robotic Arm: Introduction," Arab Electricity Magazine, Issue no.84, 2006, Cairo, Egypt.
15. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -15: Robotic Arm: Types," Arab Electricity Magazine, Issue no.85, 2006, Cairo, Egypt.
16. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -16: Robotic Arm: Kinematics," Arab Electricity Magazine, Issue no.86, 2006, Cairo, Egypt.
17. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -17: Robotic Arm: Motion Control," Arab Electricity Magazine, Issue no.86, 2007, Cairo, Egypt.
18. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -18: Programming of Industrial Robots," Arab Electricity Magazine, Issue no.88, 2007, Cairo, Egypt.
19. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -19: RAPID Programming Language," Arab Electricity Magazine, Issue no.89, 2007, Cairo, Egypt.
20. A. Khamis, "How to Build a Real Robot -20: Industrial Safety," Arab Electricity Magazine, Issue no.90, 2007, Cairo, Egypt.
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