The NI LabVIEW Robotics Software Bundle contains all of the necessary tools to design a sophisticated robotic system. From autonomous farming vehicles to medical mobile systems, LabVIEW Robotics provides a standard hardware and software development platform 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:
-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. The LabVIEW graphical programming language makes 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. If you already own LabVIEW, view the LabVIEW Robotics Module link under the Resources tab to add robotics-specific functionality.