National Instruments (NI), has announced the release of LabVIEW 2018 Robotics Module, is a software package that allows you to develop robotics applications using LabVIEW. The Robotics Module provides robotics-related algorithms, drivers that allow you to control certain sensors, hardware and software setup wizards, and example VIs that demonstrate robotics concepts.
The LabVIEW Robotics Starter Kit gives you access to the products you need to program the robot in your Starter Kit package. The LabVIEW Robotics Software Bundle gives you access to the Robotics Module and many other products in the LabVIEW platform.
About LabVIEW Robotics Module. From autonomous farming vehicles to medical mobile systems, the LabVIEW Robotics platform provides a standard hardware and software development solution for designing your robotic control system. The LabVIEW Robotics Module plugs into the LabVIEW development environment and delivers an extensive robotics library with built-in connectivity to robotic sensors and actuators, foundational algorithms for intelligent operation and robust perception, and motion functions for making your robot or vehicle move. LabVIEW Robotics is ideal for engineers and scientists designing and prototyping the following:
– Autonomous and semiautonomous vehicles including agricultural and military systems
– Robot rescue platforms
– Underwater and aerial vehicles
– Personal and service robots
– Medical robotic devices
– Academic and research robots
Engineers, researchers, and educators worldwide have used LabVIEW graphical system design software to create robotics applications from academic robots to autonomous vehicles and fixed-base industrial robots. LabVIEW software has made it easy to program complex robotics applications by providing a high level of abstraction. The ability to import code from other languages – including C and HDL – and to communicate with a wide variety of sensors using built-in drivers dramatically reduces development time, so you can focus on adding your own algorithms and intelligence. The same powerful platform is capable of targeting a variety of processors including off-the-shelf real-time and FPGA-based systems as well as custom microprocessor and microcontroller devices.
About NI LabView. LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) is a graphical programming language that uses icons instead of lines of text to create applications. In contrast to text-based programming languages that use instructions to determine the order of program execution, LabVIEW uses dataflow programming. In data flow programming, the flow of data through the nodes on the block diagram determines the execution order of the VIs and functions. VIs, or virtual instruments, are LabVIEW programs that imitate physical instruments.
In LabVIEW, you build a user interface by using a set of tools and objects. The user interface is known as the front panel. After you build the front panel, you add code using graphical representations of functions to control the front panel objects. You add this graphical code, also known as G code or block diagram code, to the block diagram. The block diagram somewhat resembles a flowchart. The block diagram, front panel, and graphical representations of code compose a VI.
About National Instruments. Since 1976, National Instruments has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI’s graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company’s long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
Product: NI LabVIEW Robotics Module
Supported Architectures: x86
Website Home Page : http://www.ni.com
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even SP1 / 8.1 Update 1 / 10 (version 1709) / Server 2012 R2 or Server 2008 R2 SP1
Software Prerequisites: LabVIEW 2018 Full or Professional Development System
Size: 379.2 mb