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Title: On Open- source Multi-robot simulators
Authors: Namoshe, M
Tlale, NS
Kumile, CM
Keywords: Open source software
Robotics design
Simulation environment
Open source
Multi robot system
Simulators
Robotic environment
Robotics
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Citation: Namoshe, M, Tlale, NS and Kumile, CM. 2008. On Open- source Multi-robot simulators. 24th International Conference on CARS & FOF 08 - CAD/CAM, Robotics &. Factories of the Future, Japan, Koriyama, July 2008, pp 7
Series/Report no.: Conference Paper
Abstract: Open source software simulators play a major role in robotics design and research as platforms for developing, testing and improving architectures, concepts and algorithms for cooperative/multi-robot systems. Simulation environment enables control systems to be developed rapidly and transferred to the real system with minimal change in behaviour. A number of simulators boost of effective data flow between sensors, processors and actuators of a robot/ team through a communication channel. The drive to build an adaptable and capable robotic development environment has led to the emergence of numerous open source application programs. This article discusses freely available open source simulators and their impact in multi mobile robot system research projects. Firstly, the architectures of the different simulation software are discussed. Secondly, their capabilities are discussed with regards to their architectures. Thirdly, multi-robot cooperation theory is presented. Lastly, an example of algorithm development for multi-robot co-operation using one of the discussed simulation platforms is presented.
Description: 24th International Conference on CARS & FOF 08 - CAD/CAM, Robotics &. Factories of the Future, Japan, Koriyama, July 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4663
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