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Robot Simulation Physics Validation



Christopher T. Pepper, Stephen B. Balakirsky, Christopher J. Scrapper Jr


Computer simulation of robot performance is an essential tool for the development of robot software. In order for simulation results to be valid for implementation, model accuracy is important. If developers use a robot model that is not similar enough to the actual robot, then their results can be meaningless. To ensure the validity of the robot models, NIST proposes standardized test methods that can be easily replicated in both computer simulation and physical form. The actual robot can be tested, and the computer model can be finely tuned to replicate similar performances on equivalent tests. To illustrate this, we have accomplished this task with the Talon Robot1 on the step test.
Proceedings Title
PerMIS Conference | 2007 |
Conference Dates
August 28-30, 2007
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Conference Title
Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) 2007


performance metrics, performance standards, physics validation, response robots, robots, simulation, urban search and rescue


Pepper, C. , Balakirsky, S. and Scrapper, C. (2007), Robot Simulation Physics Validation, PerMIS Conference | 2007 |, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created December 28, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017