Disaster Response Robot Simulator

  1. Crawler robot simulation with rigid-soft bodied parts

This research project have been performing motion analysis by physical simulation for disaster response robot. Key technology is to simulate rigid parts and elastic parts at the same time, and enables simulation of various types of robots. The physics engine uses an engine that has enhanced the dynamics calculation based on Voxelyze developed by Creative machines lab organized by professor Hod Lipson of Columbia University (originally Cornell University).
We are working on simulation analysis targeting movement mechanism of crawler robot whose movement mechanism has not been elucidated. As a result, we have established a simulation technique as the basis for analyzing the crawler robot such as visualization of surface pressure change occurring at the time of mutual viewing with the ground by the pressure-sensitive sheet model, acquisition of stair climbing movements.