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A 3D Simulator of Multiple Legged Robots Based on USARSim

  • Marco Zaratti
  • Marco Fratarcangeli
  • Luca Iocchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4434)

Abstract

This paper presents a flexible 3D simulator able to reproduce the appearance and the dynamics of generic legged robots and objects in the environment at full frame rate (30 frames per second). Such a simulator extends and improves USARSim (Urban Search and Rescue Simulator), a robot simulator in turn based on the game platform Unreal Engine. This latter provides facilities for good quality rendering, physics simulation, networking, highly versatile scripting language and a powerful visual editor. Our simulator extends USARSim features by allowing for the simulation and control of legged robots and it introduces a multi-view functionality for multi-robot support. We successfully tested the simulator capabilities by mimicking a virtual environment with up to five network-controlled legged robots, like AIBO ERS-7 and QRIO.

Keywords

Virtual Environment Real Robot Multiple Robot Controller Robot Legged Robot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Zaratti
    • 1
  • Marco Fratarcangeli
    • 1
  • Luca Iocchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, Via Salaria 113 00198 RomeItaly

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