A curated list of collision detection open resources

**Active**

⚠️ The following table is not complete. Please feel free to report if you find something incorrect or missing.

Name | Shapes | Features | Languages | Licenses | Code | Popularity |
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BEPUphysics 1 | (todo) | (todo) | C#, .NET | Apache v2 | github | |

Bullet | (todo) | (todo) | C++, Python | Zlib | github | |

collision-rs | (todo) | (todo) | Rust | Apache-2.0 | github | |

FCL | (todo) | (todo) | C++ | BSD-3-Clause | github | |

HPP-FCL | Box Sphere Cylinder Capsule Ellipsoid Cone Meshes Convex Meshes Height Field |
Collision Distance Security Margins |
C++, Python | BSD-3-Clause | github | |

JitterPhysics | (todo) | (todo) | C#, .NET | MIT | github | |

libccd | (todo) | (todo) | C | BSD-3-Clause | github | |

ncollide | (todo) | (todo) | Rust | BSD-3-Clause | github | |

ODE | (todo) | (todo) | C++, Python | LGPL-2.1 or BSD-3-Clause | bitbucket | |

ReactPhysics3d | (todo) | (todo) | C++ | Zlib | github | |

tinyc2 | (todo) | 2d | C/C++ | Zlib | github | |

qu3e | (todo) | (todo) | C++ | Zlib | github |

Some libraries (e.g., ODE and Bullet) are physics engines that contain collision detection features, but they can be used just as collision detection libraries.

**Inactive**

- ColDet - 3D Collision Detection.
- GIMPACT - Tools for geometry processing and collision detection.
- OPCODE - Optimized Collision Detection.
- OZCollide [github]
- SOLID - Collision detection of 3D objects undergoing rigid motion and deformation.

- bounding-mesh (github ) - Implementation of the bounding mesh and bounding convex decomposition algorithms for single-sided mesh approximation.
- cinolib (github ) - A generic programming header only C++ library for processing polygonal and polyhedral meshes.
- libigl (github ) - A simple C++ geometry processing library.

- A fast procedure for computing the distance between complex objects in three-dimensional space (1988) Gilbert, Johnson and Keerthi [pdf]
- Collision Detection Accelerated: An Optimization Perspective (2022), Montaut et al. [pdf, code, benchmarks]

- Differentiable Collision Detection: a Randomized Smoothing Approach (2022), Montaut et al. [pdf, code]

- A faster triangle-to-triangle intersection test algorithm (2013), L.-Y. Wei.
- Efficient triangle-triangle intersection test for OBB-based collision detection (2009), J.-W. Chang et al. [pdf]
- A fast triangle to triangle intersection test for collision detection (2006), O. Tropp et al. [pdf, code]
- A failure case was reported in Stack Overflow.

- Faster Triangle-Triangle Intersection Tests (2006), O. Devillers et al. [pdf, code]
- A Fast Triangle-Triangle Intersecion Test (1997), T. Muller. [pdf, code]

- Robust contact generation for robot simulation with unstructured meshes (2013), K. Hauser. [pdf, web]

- PolyDepth: Real-time Penetration Depth Computation using Iterative Contact-Space Projection (2012), C. Je et al. [pdf]

- Local Optimization for Robust Signed Distance Field Collision (2020), M. Macklin et al. [pdf, slides, video]
- Hierarchical hp-Adaptive Signed Distance Fields (2016), D. Koschier et al. [pdf, video]
- Voxblox: Building 3d signed distance fields for planning (2016), H Oleynikova et al. [pdf, code]
- Signed distance fields for polygon soup meshes (2014), H. Xu and Jernej Barbic. [pdf]
- Fast Proximity Queries with Swept Sphere Volumes (1999), E. Larsen et al. [pdf, web]

- Hierarchical and Controlled Advancement for Continuous Collision Detection of Rigid and Articulated Models (2013), M. Tang et al. [pdf, web]
- Efficient Geometrically Exact Continuous Collision Detection (2012), T. Brochu et al. [pdf, video]
- C2A: Controlled Conservative Advancement for Continuous Collision Detection of Polygonal Models (2009), M. Tang et al. [pdf]
- Continuous Collision Detection for Articulated Models using Taylor Models and Temporal Culling (2007), X. Zhang et al. [pdf, web]
- Interactive continuous collision detection for non-convex polyhedra (2006), X. Zhang et al. [pdf, web]

- Faster cover tree (2015), M. Izbicki et al. [pdf, code]
- Fast Approximate Nearest Neighbors with Automatic Algorithm Configuration (2009), M. Muja and D. Lowe. [pdf, code]
- Cover Tree for Nearest Neighbor (2006), A. Beygelzimer et al. [pdf, web, code]

- FCL: A General Purpose Library for Collision and Proximity Queries (2012), J. Pan et al. [pdf, code]

- Collision Detection: A Survey (2007), S. Kockara et al. [pdf]
- 3D collision detection: a survey (2001), P. Jiménez et al. [pdf]

- Real-Time Collision Detection, CRC Press 2004 (amazon)
- Collision Detection in Interactive 3D Environments, CRC Press 2003 (amazon)

- Video Game Physics Tutorial - Part II: Collision Detection for Solid Objects by Nilson Souto
- GPU Rigid Body Simulation (GDC 2013), Erwin Coumans
- OpenCL accelerated rigid body and collision detection (RSS 2011), Erwin Coumans
- Contact Generation (GDC 2010), Erwin Coumans

- spatial-collision-datastructures - Benchmark of various spatial data structures for collision detection.

- Algorithm table for narrowphase algorithms
- 3D Collision detection by Miguel Casillas
- Collision Detection (code) by Jeff Thompson - This book explains the algorithms behind those collisions using basic shapes like circles, rectangles, and lines so you can implement them into your own projects.
- Note: The Gibert-Jonson-Keerthi algorithm by Christer Ericson

- Benchmark of various spatial data structures for collision detection
- Bounding volume heirarchy
- Bounding Volume Hierarchy Optimization through Agglomerative Treelet Restructuring (paper, code) by Leonardo R. Domingues and Helio Pedrini.
- Dynamic AABB Tree by Randy Gaul
- Efficient BVH Construction via Approximate Agglomerative Clustering by Yan Gu et al. (pdf)
- Octree vs BVH by Thomas Diewald

- Awesome Robotics Libraries - This is a list of various libraris and software for robotics. It's also attempting to provide some comparisons for selected libraries and software.

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