SIMPAR2010 Workshop

The workshop will be held on the 2nd International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR) in Darmstadt, Germany, November 15, 2010.


Simulation Technologies in the Robot Development Process

Motivation and Objectives

The recent developments of robot simulation/emulation tools and frameworks for a wide-range of application areas (e.g. hardware emulation, behavior simulation, and more) has attracted the robotics community. This technology has the potential to accelerate the development of robot systems and applications in general. However, the smooth integration and interplay between the robot development process and this technology is rather unclear. The benefit from such emerging technologies for the robotics community concerning to accelerate the development of novel robotics applications will be discussed in this workshop.

We are interested in experience reports on the application of simulation and emulation technologies in the development of real-world robotic applications. The workshop targets both researchers and practitioners in service robotics, who work on complete service robot implementations, robot simulation and emulation technologies, and robot software frameworks.


9:00 - 9:10   Nico Hochgeschwender:
Welcome and workshop objectives
9:10 - 9:50   Michael Reckhaus:
An overview about simulation and emulation in robotics
9:50 - 11:00   Gerhard Kraetzschmar:
On the role of simulation in the robot development process
11:00 - 11:45   Herman Bruyninckx:
Component-based infrastructure for integration of simulators in robot control
11:45 - 14:00   Alexander Bubeck:
Distributed simulation and development infrastructure for highly integrated service robotic platforms
14:00 - 14:45   Reza Ghabcheloo:
GIMsim: Hardware in the loop simulator for Autonomous Hydraulic mobile machines
14:45 - 16:00   Jan Broenink:
On model-driven design of robot software using co-simulation
16:00 - 16:45   Yury Brodskiy, Douwe Dresscher and Peter Breedveld:
Modeling of youBot in a serial link structure using twists and wrenches in a bond graph
16:45 -17:30   Open discussion



For any questions, please contact: nico.hochgeschwender (at)