NPS and OSRF are happy to announce that we are doing an early beta release (v0.1.1) of the Gazebo/ROS RobotX simulation environment. We are still working on many parts of this (and welcome any contributions!), but the current simulation includes:
- Visual and collision models of the base WAM-V platform
- Gazebo plugins to simulate simple hydrodynamics, waves, wind and propulsion
- A world definition roughly similar to the coastline at Sand Island, HI (the RobotX 2018 venue)
All of the code is of course open source. The source, along with documentation and tutorials is available at https://bitbucket.org/osrf/vmrc .
This is an open source project, so we welcome the feedback and contributions from the community - submit a pull request today!
Brian Bingham and Carlos Agüero