Simulation and HRI Recent Perspectives with the MORSE Simulator

  • Séverin Lemaignan
  • Marc Hanheide
  • Michael Karg
  • Harmish Khambhaita
  • Lars Kunze
  • Florian Lier
  • Ingo Lütkebohle
  • Grégoire Milliez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8810)


Simulation in robotics is often a love-hate relationship: while simulators do save us a lot of time and effort compared to regular deployment of complex software architectures on complex hardware, simulators are also known to evade many of the real issues that robots need to manage when they enter the real world. Because humans are the paragon of dynamic, unpredictable, complex, real world entities, simulation of human-robot interactions may look condemn to fail, or, in the best case, to be mostly useless. This collective article reports on five independent applications of the MORSE simulator in the field of human-robot interaction: It appears that simulation is already useful, if not essential, to successfully carry out research in the field of HRI, and sometimes in scenarios we do not anticipate.


Real Robot Virtual Human Object Arrangement Real World Entity Automate Execution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Séverin Lemaignan
    • 1
  • Marc Hanheide
    • 2
  • Michael Karg
    • 3
  • Harmish Khambhaita
    • 4
  • Lars Kunze
    • 5
  • Florian Lier
    • 6
  • Ingo Lütkebohle
    • 7
  • Grégoire Milliez
    • 4
  1. 1.CHILI LabEPFLLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Centre for Autonomous SystemsUniversity of LincolnUK
  3. 3.IASTechnische Universität MünchenGermany
  4. 4.LAAS/CNRSUniversité de ToulouseFrance
  5. 5.Intelligent Robotics LabUniversity of BirminghamUK
  6. 6.CITECBielefeld UniversityGermany
  7. 7.Machine Learning and Robotics LabUniversität StuttgartGermany

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