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Committee Members

John Gallagher (Advisor), Mateen Rizki (Committee Member), Thomas Sudkamp (Other), Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan (Committee Member), Joseph F. Thomas, Jr. (Other)

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Simulation and control of robotic agents are common enough tasks among computer science and engineering researchers that there exists a large variety of software applications, toolkits, and programming frameworks designed to facilitate such research. The intent of this project is to provide an autonomous robotics simulation and control framework with sufficiently useful tools and reference implementations so as to be immediately useful to basic users, as well as easily understood and extended by software developers and robotics researchers.

As such, this document describes the implementation of a general networking toolkit, an autonomous robotics extension framework, and an autonomous robotics simulator and control application that can be used in an online collaborative manner, and that is accessible to users with a wide range of technical skills and experience.

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Department or Program

Department of Computer Science

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