1. Martin Felis
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rbdl / doc / Mainpage.h

/** \file Mainpage.h 
 * \mainpage RBDL - Rigid Body Dynamics Library
 * \image html rbdl_logo.png
 * This is the documentation of RBDL, the Rigid Body Dynamics Library. The
 * library contains highly efficient code for both forward and inverse
 * dynamics. It includes:
 * \li Recursive Newton Euler Algorithm
 * \li Composite Rigid Body Algorithm
 * \li Articulated Body Algorithm.
 * Furthermore it contains functions for forward and inverse kinematics and
 * contact handling.
 * The code is written by <a
 * href="mailto:martin.felis@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de">Martin Felis
 * <martin.felis@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de></a> and heavily inspired by the
 * pseudo code of the book "Rigid Body Dynamics Algorithms" of <a
 * href="http://royfeatherstone.org" target="_parent">Roy Featherstone</a>.
 * Development is taking place on <a
 * href="http://bitbucket.org" target="_parent">bitbucket.org</a>. The official repository
 * can be found at:
 * <a href="http://bitbucket.org/rbdl/rbdl/" target="_parent">http://bitbucket.org/rbdl/rbdl/</a>.
 * The library comes with version 3 of the the
 * <a href="http://eigen.tuxfamily.org/" target="_parent">Eigen</a> math library. More
 * information about it can be found here:
 * <a href="http://eigen.tuxfamily.org/" target="_parent">http://eigen.tuxfamily.org/</a>
 * \section recent_changes Recent Changes :
 * <ul>
 * <li> 20. February 2013: removed too specialized RigidBodyDynamics::Body constructor (API version 1.1.0)
 * <li> 29. January 2013: added code for \ref api_version_checking. Current is 1.0.0.</li>
 * <li> 18. June 2012: added support of \ref luamodel_introduction</li>
 * <li> 01. June 2012: added support of \ref joint_models_fixed</li>
 * <li> 14. May 2012: fixed Body constructor as reported by Maxime Reis</li>
 * <li> 04. April 2012: added benchmark tool for CRBA</li>
 * <li> 01. March 2012: added multi degree of freedom \ref joint_models</li>
 * <li> 06. Februry 2012: restructured constraint handling using \ref RigidBodyDynamics::ConstraintSet</li>
 * <li> 24. January 2012: implemented compact and fast representation of \ref RigidBodyDynamics::Math::SpatialTransform </li>
 * </ul>
 * \section Example Example
 * A simple example for creation of a model and computation of the forward
 * dynamics using the C++ API can be found \ref SimpleExample "here".
 * Another example that uses the \ref luamodel_introduction Addon can be found \ref
 * LuaModelExample "here".
 * \section ModuleOverview API reference separated by functional modules
 * \li \ref model_group
 * \li \ref kinematics_group
 * \li \ref dynamics_group
 * \li \ref contacts_group
 * \section Licensing Licensing
 * The library is published under the very permissive zlib free software
 * license which should allow you to use the software wherever you need.
 * Here is the full license text:
 * \verbatim
RBDL - Rigid Body Dynamics Library
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 Martin Felis <martin.felis@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de>

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