Virtual robot experimentation platform V-REP

A versatile 3D robot simulator

Marc Freese, Surya Singh, Fumio Ozaki, Nobuto Matsuhira

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90 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

From exploring planets to cleaning homes, the reach and versatility of robotics is vast. The integration of actuation, sensing and control makes robotics systems powerful, but complicates their simulation. This paper introduces a modular and decentralized architecture for robotics simulation. In contrast to centralized approaches, this balances functionality, provides more diversity, and simplifies connectivity between (independent) calculation modules. As the Virtual Robot Experimentation Platform (V-REP) demonstrates, this gives a small-footprint 3D robot simulator that concurrently simulates control, actuation, sensing and monitoring. Its distributed and modular approach are ideal for complex scenarios in which a diversity of sensors and actuators operate asynchronously with various rates and characteristics. This allows for versatile prototyping applications including systems verification, safety/remote monitoring, rapid algorithm development, and factory automation simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages51-62
Number of pages12
Volume6472 LNAI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots, SIMPAR 2010 - Darmstadt
Duration: 2010 Nov 152010 Nov 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6472 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots, SIMPAR 2010
CityDarmstadt
Period10/11/1510/11/18

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Robots
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Planets
Cleaning
Actuators
Sensors

Keywords

  • Distributed Control
  • Robot Simulator
  • V-REP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Cite this

Freese, M., Singh, S., Ozaki, F., & Matsuhira, N. (2010). Virtual robot experimentation platform V-REP: A versatile 3D robot simulator. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 6472 LNAI, pp. 51-62). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6472 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17319-6_8

Virtual robot experimentation platform V-REP : A versatile 3D robot simulator. / Freese, Marc; Singh, Surya; Ozaki, Fumio; Matsuhira, Nobuto.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6472 LNAI 2010. p. 51-62 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6472 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Freese, M, Singh, S, Ozaki, F & Matsuhira, N 2010, Virtual robot experimentation platform V-REP: A versatile 3D robot simulator. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 6472 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 6472 LNAI, pp. 51-62, 2nd International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots, SIMPAR 2010, Darmstadt, 10/11/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17319-6_8
Freese M, Singh S, Ozaki F, Matsuhira N. Virtual robot experimentation platform V-REP: A versatile 3D robot simulator. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6472 LNAI. 2010. p. 51-62. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17319-6_8
Freese, Marc ; Singh, Surya ; Ozaki, Fumio ; Matsuhira, Nobuto. / Virtual robot experimentation platform V-REP : A versatile 3D robot simulator. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6472 LNAI 2010. pp. 51-62 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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