ICYMI: Alphabet-owned DeepMind acquired a physics simulator for robotics, MuJoCo. The AI company will make the simulator freely available as a precompiled library on GitHub.
- MuJoCo's applications include gaming and films, providing stability over accuracy in simulations and the ability to directly modify velocities.
- MuJoCo was initially developed by Roboti LLC as a C and C++ library, with a C API and an interactive visualization GUI rendered in OpenGL. Users define models for scenes in XML format.
- DeepMind had been using the platform for simulations in various projects through its dm_control Python stack.