Almende has started a new initiative in collaboration with DoBots to lower the threshold to the robotics world. The initiative, Asimovo, will use cloud-based technology to create simulation environments online so that developing and testing robots is accessible to anyone, anywhere. 

Asimovo is currently in a private beta with European universities and will be available for the wider public from Q1 ’22 onwards.


Asimovo makes it possible to collaborate on the development of a robot and work in the same simulated environment. The user can easily create and share his work. The simulation can easily be shared with a potential customer, who can zoom in and view the robot from different angles, possibly with VR glasses. The simulation can also be displayed on a phone or tablet and presented to others without worrying about the demo effect.

A cloud-based environment that....

Makes the process iterative

Learn as you do, small investments, frequent integration

Makes infrastructure easy

Virtual, cloud-based, on-demand, infinite growth

Makes the environment virtual

Run anywhere, work online, shared environment, hardware-in-the-loop, promote expertise

Makes the components stackable

Open standards, open source, market place, new ML techniques

Makes testing repeatable

Automated scenario testing, high level of verification

For who is Asimovo?

Asimovo is ideally suited to simulate mechatronic systems as well as environments in which robot motion planning algorithms can be developed and tested. Beginners and advanced ROS users are able to work within the environment. With Asimovo, you can create a turnkey ROS environment in minutes with a fully functional robot moving in a virtual environment.

Why simulate?

More and more applications are simulated before the idea enters the real world. In the field of robotics, simulation environments are becoming increasingly popular. Makes sense because the costs of developing and building robots can be high. That is why simulation takes a central place in the world of robotics. It provides a safe environment to experiment with a valid digital representation of a system without incurring such high costs. In addition, skills are further developed and improved in order to promote effective learning around robotics.

our Asimovo team


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Robotics Engineer


Robotics Engineer


Senior Software Engineer




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Future of Asimovo

In addition to expanding the simulation capabilities, we plan to provide the option to rent robots in a remote lab and test the developed algorithms on a real robot. We would also like to offer a test arena for ground robots, drones and submarine robots. In the future, we want to offer the possibility to perform hardware-in-the-loop tests in Asimovo. Hardware-in-the-loop testing makes it possible to bridge the gap between simulation and reality. It makes it possible to test on a real robot in a safe environment while providing the simulated objects as input to the robot and simulating challenging situations.

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