We are pleased to announce Release v1.0.0 of Project Dave, a new underwater robotics Gazebo simulation project.
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.
For quick starts we recommend the following options:
- For a high-level overview, see the Highlight Video, June 2020.
- For an overview of what is included in the most recent release, see the Changelog
- 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.
This initial release applies and extends the great prior work. The intention of the release is to collect community feedback and engage with potential collaborations. The next planned release will be v2.0.0 scheduled for September and outlined in the project Roadmap.