The Virtual Robotics Toolkit can be easily installed by following the steps in the installation wizard. The first time you launch the program, you'll be asked to either begin your trial or register the product.


To activate the product, ensure that your computer is connected to the Internet, and enter the product registration key that you were given. If installing the software on a school network, a firewall exception to the url: http://activations.cogmation.com may have to be made.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel processors (i3, i5)
  • AMD processors (A8, A10)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Integrated graphics card
  • Mac OS X - Lion or better
  • Windows 7 - or better
Recommended System Requirements
  • Multi-core processor, Intel (i7) or better
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Integrated graphics card
  • Mac OS X - Lion or better
  • Windows 7 - or better


Available Platforms

The simulator can be installed on to most computers purchased in the last three years, however,  we assume that it might be important for you to know the minimum and recommended technical specifications.

As of January 2015, the software exists in both Windows and Macintosh formats. Unfortunately, due to the processing power needed to run the physics engine, the software will not run on lightweight devices such as Chromebooks or Tablets.