I am a university student in electronics, and for a student thesis I started a project to create a Simulator for AMRs (autonomous mobile robots) that are supposed to use visual (camera) information to navigate through an unknown environment. So I need an engine that will provide me with a comfortable API so I can concentrate on creating the simulator and not the graphics. I have chosen CS and I am very happy with my choice. I started the project 2 months ago and I have a working version of the simulator. Because of the requirements my university gave me, I had to include an interface with Matlab. Right now the program won't run without it. But I am planning to bring a version of my simulator that only needs scilab (an open-source program that is similar to Matlab). The first release of my software will be around 19th December, since I have a deadline at university then. The following release with scilab will be around march 2008, as I will have some spare time to rewrite the code for the interface only after my exams in february.
Right now I have reached a stage where I need to create an environment for my simulator. Since I am no designer I will need help with that and I am already looking forward to bugging you all with my silly questions
Anyone wanting to help me is, of course, greatly appreciated.