I'm thinking about a research topic that involves robots used in civil engineering specifically dealing with steel structures of buildings. For example, lifting and placing steel structures.
If I choose to simulate the work of the robot in this area, like after designing the robot and the building, what is the best software that could offer this functionality? I would like to be able to simulate the movement of the robot and its interactions with the building and its material.
Is there a software that could serve this topic? Also it would be a bonus if the software could perform structural/reliability analysis.
By the way, I prefer to work on windows, but also no problem with another OS if recommended. And I have no price limit.
Thank you for your help.