RAVE: A Real and Virtual Environment for Multiple Mobile Robot Systems

K. Dixon, John M. Dolan, Wesley Huang, Chris Paredis, and Pradeep Khosla
Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99), October, 1999, pp. 1360-1367.


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Abstract
To focus on the research issues surrounding collaborative behavior in multiple mobile-robotic systems, a great amount of low-level infrastructure is required. To facilitate our on-going research into multi-robot systems, we have developed RAVE, a software framework that provides a real and virtual environment for running and managing multiple heterogeneous mobile-robot systems. This framework simplifies the implementation and development of collaborative robotic systems by providing the following capabilities: the ability to run systems off-line in simulation, user-interfaces for observing and commanding simulated and real robots, transparent transference of simulated robot programs to real robots, the ability to have simulated robots interact with real robots, and the ability to place virtual sensors on real robots to augment or experiment with their performance.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: National Robotics Engineering Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Mechatronics Lab
Associated Project(s): Real and Virtual Environment for Multiple Robots

Text Reference
K. Dixon, John M. Dolan, Wesley Huang, Chris Paredis, and Pradeep Khosla, "RAVE: A Real and Virtual Environment for Multiple Mobile Robot Systems," Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99), October, 1999, pp. 1360-1367.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Dolan_1999_3117,
   author = "K. Dixon and John M Dolan and Wesley Huang and Chris Paredis and Pradeep Khosla",
   title = "RAVE: A Real and Virtual Environment for Multiple Mobile Robot Systems",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99)",
   pages = "1360-1367",
   month = "October",
   year = "1999",
   volume = "3",
}