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A Simulation Framework for Evaluating Mobile Robots



Stephen B. Balakirsky, Elena R. Messina


As robotic technologies mature, we are moving from simple systems that roam our laboratories to heterogeneous groups of systems that operate in complex non-structured environments. The novel and extremely complex nature of these autonomous systems generates a great deal of subsystem interdependencies that makes team, individual system, and subsystem validation and performance measurement difficult. Simple simulations or laboratory experimentation are no longer sufficient. To assist in evaluating these components and making design decisions, we are developing an integrated real-virtual environment. It is our hope that this will greatly facilitate the design, development, and understanding of how to configure and use multi-robot teams and will accelerate the robots' deployment.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) Workshop
Conference Dates
August 13-15, 2002
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Conference Title
(PerMIS) Workshop


4-D/RCS, algorithm validation, architectures, mobile robots, simulation


Balakirsky, S. and Messina, E. (2002), A Simulation Framework for Evaluating Mobile Robots, Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created August 14, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021