We are currently building a
large-scale software simulation framework for the development and testing
of high-level behaviors for complex robots such as humanoids.
software is commonly used for developing and testing low-level robot
control algorithms. In order to facilitate the development and evaluation
of higher-level robot behaviors, broader-based simulations are needed.
Software for 3D perception, motion planning for
obstacle avoidance, and algorithms for integrating vision and planning are
needed in order for the autonomous operation of humanoid robots.
In addition to
modeling the general interaction between the robot and its environment,
the simulation software can be used as a graphical user interface for
directly controlling or interacting with a robot operating in
We view this as a useful tool for the visualization and
development of robotic systems, as
well as an interactive, task-level programming interface for robots.
The Real Dynamic Humanod "H5"
The Virtual Model of "H5".