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Pages 538-545
First published 2 September 2013

FARSA : An Open Software Tool for Embodied Cognitive Science

Gianluca Massera, Tomassino Ferrauto, Onofrio Gigliotta, Stefano Nolfi


In this paper we introduce the FARSA open-source tool that supports the accomplishment of experimental research in Embodied Cognitive Science and Adaptive Behavior. The tool provides a set of integrated libraries and a graphical interface that enable to design, to accurately simulate and to analyze individual and/or collective embodied robotic models. The modular architecture of the tool allows to progressively expand it with new software components and simplifies the implementation of custom experiments. The tool comes with a set of exemplificative experiments and with a synthetic but comprehensive documentation that should enable users to quickly master its usage.