PyBullet is a Python module extending Bullet, an open source collision detection and rigid dynamics library written in C++. PyBullet was written with the intention of being a “fast and easy to use Python module for robotics simulation and machine learning.” It also provides bindings for rendering and visualization, and support for virtual reality headsets. While PyBullet is based on a client-server architecture, there is no need to spin up any Docker containers to run the server. This, along with its speed, may make PyBullet a preferable backend for COMPAS_FAB. However, it, alone, does not provide motion planning functionality. PyBullet is also not compatible with IronPython. Hence to use it with Rhinoceros and Grasshopper it must be invoked through the compas.rpc module.

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