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Development of a virtual mobile robot laboratory
Author(s): Harpreet Singh; Hardarshan Singh; Jyoti Raj; Grant R. Gerhart
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Paper Abstract

There is an increasing interest in developing new Mobile Robots because of their applications in a variety of areas. Mobile robots can reach places, which are either inaccessible or unsafe for human beings. TACOM has developed a lab where new mobile robots can be tested. However to save cost and time it is advisable to test robots in a virtual environment before they are tested in a real Lab. The objective of this paper is to explore techniques whereby mobile robots can be tested in a simulated environment. Different techniques have been studied for such simulations and testing in a virtual environment. In particular, State flow and Zed3d software, VRML and Fuzzy Logic approaches have been exploited for this purpose. Different robots, obstacles and terrains have been simulated. It is hoped that such work will prove useful in the study of development and testing of mobile robots.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5422, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VI, (2 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548924
Show Author Affiliations
Harpreet Singh, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Hardarshan Singh, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Jyoti Raj, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Grant R. Gerhart, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5422:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VI
Grant R. Gerhart; Chuck M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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