Intelligent robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction. They are walking into everyday life and are in widespread use performing jobs cheaper or more reliably than humans. But before using a robot in the real world you want to test it in many situations and repeat the situation over time modifying the environment. „Most of the time robots are used in dangerous situations or complicated environments so testing in simulation saves a lot of time and money. We create easy-to-use simulation editors to help people use simulation“ explains Bertrand Copigneaux, COO and co-founder of SimplySim. „I’ll give you an example: One of the projects of French robot constructor robosoft is to have an autonomous vehicle in a city. To test it you would have to block the city in order to have a situation which is close to the use cases of the robot.“ Bertrand and his two co-founders Nicolas Dalmasso and Nicolas Oudit started SimplySim in April 2008 when they were still students. For now the 3D Simulation Experts are mainly a service company but they are also working on offering products like a robot simulator with a more realistic way to simulate robots, especially with regard to physics simulation. Bertrand wrapped up his interview with Viktoria by giving a presentation of a 3D simulation they have developed for Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition. Tomorrow we’ll be posting Viktoria’s interview with Gunter Pauli. Click here for all videos from Lift France.