IDEX 2015: Safe Training with Simulations – Two Examples From the szenaris Portfolio
An example for this is the PC-based virtual reality simulation developed by szenaris for the training of operators of remotely controlled robotic vehicles. Such vehicles are used to explore and eliminate dangerous objects such as improvised explosive devices (IED). The vehicles must be operated without errors for a disposal to be carried out safely. In the simulation, the vehicles are integrated as 3D models designed in great detail in multiple virtual training environments, such as a car, bus, aircraft, building, terrain and many more. Sophisticated physics engines enable a realistic behaviour of the robotic vehicles. The vehicles are operated with the original control devices which are connected to a PC. The simulation comprises all vehicle functions such as driving, arm movements, the gripper function, camera and lighting as well as shooting with shotgun and disruptor. Currently, the simulation includes the tEODor, PackBot EOD and telemax vehicles. It can be extended by additional robotic vehicles on demand.