AAAI Publications, 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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MengeROS: A Crowd Simulation Tool for Autonomous Robot Navigation
Anoop Aroor, Susan L Esptein, Raj Korpan

Last modified: 2017-10-09


While effective navigation in large, crowded environments is essential for an autonomous robot, preliminary testing of algorithms to support it requires simulation across a broad range of crowd scenarios. Most available simulation tools provide either realistic crowds without robots or realistic robots without realistic crowds. This paper introduces MengeROS, a 2-D simulator that realistically integrates multiple robots and crowds. MengeROS provides a broad range of settings in which to test the capabilities and performance of navigation algorithms designed for large crowded environments.


crowd simulation; robot navigation

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