I. Big Names

1. Self-driving cars

  • Lgsvl - The LGSVL Simulator is a simulator that facilitates testing and development of autonomous driving software systems. The LGSVL simulator is developed by the Advanced Platform Lab at the LG Electronics America R&D Center, formerly the LG Silicon Valley Lab.
  • CARLA - CARLA has been developed from the ground up to support development, training, and validation of autonomous driving systems. The simulation platform supports flexible specification of sensor suites, environmental conditions, full control of all static and dynamic actors, maps generation and much more.
  • Microsoft’s AirSim - An open-source and cross platform simulator built for drones and other vehicles. AirSim is designed as a platform for AI research to experiment with deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning algorithms for autonomous vehicles.

2. Autonomous robots

  • Gazebo - Gazebo offers the ability to accurately and efficiently simulate populations of robots in complex indoor and outdoor environments. This simulation is very popular in ROS community.

II. Toy simulation - For toys and academic courses