Trep is a software suite for discrete mechanics developed by Todd Murphey's research group (mainly through Elliot Johnson's PhD research). Trep is a Python module for modeling articulated rigid body mechanical systems in generalized coordinates. Trep supports basic simulation but it is primarily designed to serve as a calculation engine for analysis and optimal control algorithms that require 1st and 2nd derivatives of the system's dynamics.
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The Digital Rat is software from the Hartmann group that aims to enable morphologically and mechanically accurate modeling of the rat head and vibrissal (whisker) array. Our long-term goal is to develop a simulation environment that can be used to model the spatiotemporal patterns of mechanical input to vibrissae during the rat's tactile exploratory behaviors.
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