Publication

SimRobot - Development and Applications

Tim Laue, Thomas Röfer

In: E. Menegatti (editor). Workshop Proceedings of the International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR 2008). International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR-2008) November 3-7 Venice Italy Pages 143-150 Proceedings on CD-ROM 2008.

Abstract

This paper describes SimRobot, a robot simulator which is able to simulate arbitrary user-defined robots in three-dimensional space. It includes a physical model which is based on rigid body dynamics. To allow an extensive flexibility in building accurate models, a variety of different generic bodies, sensors, and actuators has been implemented. Furthermore, the simulator follows a user-oriented approach by including several mechanisms for visualization, direct actuator manipulation, and interaction with the simulated world. To allow a more detailed simulation, algorithms for simulating image disturbances as well as for actuator parameter optimization have been added. During the past years, SimRobot has been used to simulate several different robots, of which some are presented in this paper.

Projekte

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz