Simbad: An Autonomous Robot Simulation Package for Education and Research

  • Louis Hugues
  • Nicolas Bredeche
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11840541_68

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4095)
Cite this paper as:
Hugues L., Bredeche N. (2006) Simbad: An Autonomous Robot Simulation Package for Education and Research. In: Nolfi S. et al. (eds) From Animals to Animats 9. SAB 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4095. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Simbad is an open source Java 3d robot simulator for scientific and educational purposes. It is mainly dedicated to researchers and programmers who want a simple basis for studying Situated Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and more generally AI algorithms, in the context of Autonomous Robotics and Autonomous Agents. It is is kept voluntarily readable and simple for fast implementation in the field of Research and/or Education.

Moreover, Simbad embeds two stand-alone additional packages : a Neural Network library (feed-forward NN, recurrent NN, etc.) and an Artificial Evolution Framework for Genetic Algorithm, Evolutionary Strategies and Genetic Programming. These packages are targeted towards Evolutionary Robotics.

The Simbad Package is available from http://simbad.sourceforge.net/ under the conditions of the GPL (GNU General Public Licence).

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis Hugues
    • 1
  • Nicolas Bredeche
    • 2
  1. 1.Ginkgo-networksParisFrance
  2. 2.Equipe Inférence et Apprentissage, TAO / INRIA Futurs, Laboratoire de Recherche en InformatiqueUniversité de Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance

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