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eduMorse: An Open-Source Framework for Mobile Robotics Education

  • Daniele De Martini
  • Andrea Bonandin
  • Tullio Facchinetti
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 630)

Abstract

The increasing spreading of robotics applications requires the formation of more and more experts with knowledge in core aspects of robotics systems. This paper introduces eduMorse, a novel framework for the education in the scope of mobile robotics. The framework addresses the accurate simulation of single- and multi-robot systems, with special focus on the possibility to implement path planning, navigation and control strategies, to handle sensors and actuators, and the communication among robots, thus allowing for the simulation of multi-robot coordination strategies. eduMorse leverages open-source tools to build a modular client-server framework for the simulation of mobile robots, with the aim of a simple setup of the simulation as a primary goal. The paper describes the components of eduMorse and its architecture. An example of application is also presented to show the effectiveness of the robotics simulation and the usage workflow of the system.

Keywords

Robotics Education Simulation Multi-robot systems Path planning Navigation Coordination Free/Open source software 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele De Martini
    • 1
  • Andrea Bonandin
    • 1
  • Tullio Facchinetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical EngineeringUniversità degli Studi di PaviaPaviaItaly

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