Simulation of a Rover and Display in a Virtual Environment.

Adam Sweet, Ted Blackmon, Vineet Gupta


This paper presents a dynamic simulation of a robotic vehicle operating in an unrestricted environment. The simulation program, based on a NASA planetary rover, is composed of two parts: a virtual reality interface and a simulation module. The virtual reality interface is used for creating a rover command sequence and for visualization of simulation results; the dynamic simulation module takes the command list and uses it to predict the path and state of the rover. This paper explores each of these topics in detail and examines the simulation results.

   author=   "Adam Sweet and Ted Blackmon and Vineet Gupta.
   title=    "Simulation of a Rover and Display in a Virtual Environment",
   year=      1999,
   month=     April,
   booktitle= "Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 8th International
       Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems"

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