How to install Webots on Ubuntu – 3D Robot Simulator

Webots is a free and open source 3D Robot Simulator for Linux, MacOS and Windows. Using this you can model, program and simulate industrial arms, bipeds, , aerospace vehicle, multi-legs robots, modular robots, automobiles, flying drones and autonomous underwater vehicles and all type of robots in your system. It comes with robots, sensors, actuators, objects and materials asset library for easy design. You can import your CAD models from Blender and URDF. It is based on Open Dynamics Engine physics engine and OpenGL rendering engine. It is released under Apache 2.0 license.

Install Webots 3D Robot Simulator on Ubuntu:

Webots System Requirements:
2 GHz dual core CPU clock speed
2 GB of RAM
NVIDIA or AMD OpenGL (minimum version 3.3) capable graphics adapter with at least 512 MB of RAM

Webots 3D Robot Simulator available as snap and deb file packages for Ubuntu.

Install Webots via Snap:

Open your terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) type this Webots snap installation command and press the enter key.

sudo snap install webots

Then enter your ubuntu user pasword to confirm the installation. You can start it by running this command in terminal.


Install Webots via deb:

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Download Webots

Download Webots in deb file format from above link. Here the downloaded file name is “webots_2020a-rev1_amd64.deb” and path is “Downloads” folder. According to your name and path you can change below commands. Run this commands one by one. Downloaded file size is around 1.4 GB.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i webots_2020a-rev1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

Install Webots:

You can also install it with the default package manager. In terminal run

wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb binary-amd64/'

If needed enter your ubuntu password.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webots
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