Simulation of the Video Feedback for Mobile Robots in Simbad Environment

  • Piotr LechEmail author
  • Krzysztof Okarma
  • Konrad Derda
  • Jarosław Fastowicz
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 348)


Rapid progress in the field of machine vision applications can be especially clearly visible in robotics. For this reason many groups of image processing and analysis algorithms and solutions which have not been previously applied in automation and robotics require testing, verification and modifications before their application in any hardware solution. Such prototyping of video applications for robotics is possible using a simulation environment without the necessity of building the physical robot which can be damaged or even lost during some preliminary experiments. In order to verify and demonstrate the usefulness of such approach some experiments related to video feedback for mobile robotics have been conducted using free Java based 3D mobile robot simulator known as Simbad. Presented results confirm the great potential of such simulation environments in rapidly developing area of machine vision applications in robotics.


video feedback 3D simulation mobile robots 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piotr Lech
    • 1
    Email author
  • Krzysztof Okarma
    • 1
  • Konrad Derda
    • 2
  • Jarosław Fastowicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Szczecin Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Signal Processing and Multimedia EngineeringWest Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland
  2. 2.Szczecin Faculty of Electrical Engineering, ICT Students’ Scientific Group ”Apacz 500”West Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland

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