Reactive Programming for Orchestrating Robotic Behavior



Playful is a scripting language for orchestration of Python modules. Playful allows developers to both organize the logic of activation in reactive behaviour tree and setup sensory-motor couplings, making it especially useful for robotics

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Ordering and pricing

Users from academia and from non-profit research institutes can obtain their license directly from Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems ( Commercial users can choose between the following licensing schemes:

Single license (1) :

€ 520,-- plus VAT

Two months evaluation license (2) :


Resale license (3) :

on request


  1. Commercial licenses are valid for one year (365 days) from the day of ordering. All updates within this period are included. Payments in US-$ are welcome and will be based on the actual exchange rate EUR / US $. A single commercial license allows only usage of a single instance of Playful at a time.
  2. The evaluation license is identical to the site license but valid only for two months after initial ordering.
  3. Licensing schemes allowing resale of Playful as part of software suit or commercial robot API is possible
Additional information

For technical questions, please contact:

For questions about ordering and licensing conditions, please contact:

Bernd Ctortecka
Phone: +49-89-290919-20

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PLAYFUL Reactive Programming for Orchestrating Robotic Behavior