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Cloud Simulations for RoboCup

  • Enric CerveraEmail author
  • Gustavo Casañ
  • Ricardo Tellez
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11175)

Abstract

Possibly the most appealing aspect of RoboCup is working with real robots, specially for young people. Yet as the complexity of the task increases, the effort in software development becomes higher, and a simulation testbed can be a valuable tool for prototyping and testing software solutions prior to their implementation on a real robot. In fact, several RoboCup leagues feature both real and virtual competitions. In addition, the RoboCup community could benefit from the cooperation and sharing of experiences among users in an online worldwide platform. We present a simulation tool based on the cloud, which can model complex robots off the shelf by using only a web browser as the base system for learning robotics, and running competitions. Such a platform minimizes costs and the troubles associated with different operating systems, while providing a rich experience of testing, with the possibility of a straightforward transfer to a real robot. Moreover, users can easily share their simulations for cooperative learning.

Keywords

Cloud robotics Simulation 

Notes

Acknowledgement

Support of IEEE RAS through the CEMRA program (Creation of Educational Material for Robotics and Automation) is gratefully acknowledged. This paper describes research done at the Robotic Intelligence Laboratory. Support for this laboratory is provided in part by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (DPI2015-69041-R), by Generalitat Valenciana (PROMETEOII/2014/028) and by Universitat Jaume I (P1-1B2014-52).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robotic Intelligence LabUniversitat Jaume ICastelló de la PlanaSpain
  2. 2.The Construct Sim LTD.BarcelonaSpain

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