– Sharp ideas for the software side of robotics

Sharp ideas for the software side of robotics

Entries for the ‘Simulation’ Category

Simulation as a Source of New Knowledge

An argument that interests me is the debate concerning what value simulations provide for researching new ideas and garnering new knowledge.  As Herbert Simon succinctly puts the argument in The Sciences of the Artificial, “How can a simulation ever tell us anything that we do not already know?”  The arguments backing this skeptic’s question are that […]

Simulation Environments for Mobile Robotics

While I wait for my $200K grant, my Darpa project award, Aldebaran to send me a few Nao’s, or Willow Garage to mail a PR2 my way (please contact me for shipping details), I spend much of my research time on the simulation side of robotics. In addition to being far less costly than purchasing […]


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