We are pleased to announce Release v3.0.0 of Project Dave , an underwater robotics simulation project for Gazebo.
Dave is a simulation environment to support rapid testing and evaluation of underwater robotic solutions, specifically underwater vehicles (AUVs/UUVs) operating autonomously. The environment is built upon existing ROS and Gazebo capabilities, particularly the UUV Simulator and WHOI’s ds_sim .
Our third release adds authentic multibeam forward-looking sonar and stratified ocean currents. Please see the Changelog for more details about features and enhancements included with this release.
For quick starts we recommend the following options:
- For a high-level overview, see the Highlight Video, September 2020.
- For the new multibeam forward-looking sonar plugin, see the [Multibeam forward-looking sonar wiki ]Multibeam Forward Looking Sonar · Field-Robotics-Lab/dave Wiki · GitHub).
- To review the project plans and priorities for future development efforts, review the Dave Roadmap . and consider submitting an issue or pull request.
- To try the simulation, follow the Installation Tutorial …
We continue to welcome community feedback and opportunities for collaboration.