Software

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Gazebo
Gazebo simulates multipe robots in a 3D environment, with extensive dynamic integration between objects. Gazebo supports multiple physics engines: ODE, Bullet, DART, and Simbody. website, source on bitbucket
  PyDART2
PyDART2 is an open source python binding of DART, an open source physics simulator. Its APIs are designed to provide concise and powerful control on DART physics worlds. Further, a user can write simulations with a numerous python scientific libraries, such as NumPy(linear algebra), SciPy(optimization), scikit-learn (machine learning), PyBrain(machine learning), and so on. (website)
  AIKIDO
a C++ library, complete with Python bindings, for solving robotic motion planning and decision making problems. This library is tightly integrated with DART for kinematic/dynamics calculations and OMPL for motion planning.
  libcozmo
C++ library for simulating and running Cozmo based on DART and AIKIDO

Academic Research

This is a curated list of publications that used DART.

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Traversing Environments Using Possibility Graphs for Humanoid Robots, Michael X. Grey, Aaron D. Ames, and C. Karen Liu , Preprint, 2016 arXiv
A Linear-Time Variational Integrator for Multibody Systems, Jeongseok Lee, C. Karen Liu, Frank C. Park, and Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, Preprint, 2016 arXiv
Simulation-Based Design of Dynamic Controllers for Humanoid Balancing, Jie Tan, Zhaoming Xie, Byron Boots, and C. Karen Liu, in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016 PDF
Humanoid Manipulation Planning using Backward-Forward Search, Michael X. Grey, Caelan R. Garrett, C. Karen Liu, Aaron D. Ames, and Andrea L. Thomaz, in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016 PDF Video
Evolutionary Optimization for Parameterized Whole-body Dynamic Motor Skills, Sehoon Ha and C. Karen Liu, in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2016 PDF Video
Dexterous Manipulation of Cloth, Yunfei Bai, Wenhao Yu (co-first author), and C. Karen Liu, in Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics), 2016 PDF Video
Multiple Contact Planning for Minimizing Damage of Humanoid Falls, Sehoon Ha and C. Karen Liu, in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2015
Animating Human Dressing, Alex Clegg, Jia Tan, Greg Turk, and C. Karen Liu, in Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH), 2015
Coupling Cloth and Rigid Bodies for Dexterous Manipulation, Yunfei Bai and C. Karen Liu, in Motion in Games, 2014 (Best Student Paper Award)
Orienting in Mid-air through Configuration Changes to Achieve a Rolling Landing for Reducing Impact after a Fall, Jeffrey T. Bingham, Jeongseok Lee, Ravi N. Haksar, Jun Ueda, and C. Karen Liu, in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2014
Dexterous Manipulation Using Both Palm and Fingers, Yunfei Bai and C. Karen Liu, in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014
Synthesis of Concurrent Object Manipulation Tasks, Yunfei Bai, Kristin Siu and C. Karen Liu, in ACM Transactions on Graphics (presented at SIGGRAPH Asia), 2012