The Meca500 supports a simulation mode in which all of the robot's hardware functions normally, but none of the motors move. This mode allows you to test programs with the robot's hardware (i.e., hardware-in-the-loop simulation), without the risk of damaging the robot or its surroundings.
Simulation mode can be activated and deactivated with the ActivateSim and DeactivateSim commands. The robot needs to be deactivated before Activating the Simulation Mode.
The simulation mode still needs the user to connect to the robot and connect to the Web Interface. The simulation mode is not a separate software program.