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A creative computing approach to 3D robotic simulator for water pollution monitoring

Oyekan, J and Lu, B and Hu, H (2013) 'A creative computing approach to 3D robotic simulator for water pollution monitoring.' International Journal of Creative Computing, 1 (1). 92 - 119. ISSN 2043-8346

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Abstract

This paper presents a creative computing approach to the development of a 3D robotic simulator that could be used to develop control algorithms for a team of robotic fishes to effectively monitor water pollution. The computational fluid dynamics of a marine environment is taken into consideration, which differs from most existing robotic simulators and shows its creativity. It is the first 3D robotic simulator that enables users to develop control and navigation algorithms for pollution monitoring by a school of biologically inspired robot fishes. Additionally, this simulator has an interface to force fields and provides the diversity of simulation scenarios. The record-and-replay strategy is deployed in the simulator so that the fluid computation is done offline and recorded into a log file, which can then be replayed during a simulation. Experiments were conducted and results show that the proposed approach is feasible and has potential to be developed for a wider range of underwater applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative computing; 3D simulation; robotic fish; autonomous navigation; pollution monitoring; Panda3D; robot navigation; autonomous robots; water pollution; robot control; computational fluid dynamics; CFD; marine environments; robotic simulators; underwater applications.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 11:34
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:52
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9265

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