Building an autonomous mining robot in Isaac Sim - Intro
18 Aug 2022
Welcome to my attempt at building an autonomous mining robot in Isaac SIM.
I’m actually not sure how far this weill go but we’ll see. What I want to do it create a digital twin of a mining environment and understand how difficult it would be to build an robot that can navigate that environment, both from the perspective of:
- The AI algorithms.
- Isaac SIM itself.
Loosely I think the steps are going to be:
- Create a 3D terrain for navigation and exploration in Isaac SIM. Explore how this could be achieved for a real-world environment.
- Create a believable mining robot that can drive in the environment with simple motor actuation.
- Implement some kind of navigation algorithm using SLAM etc.
- Explore the camera and lidar sensors in a synthetic environment.
I will publish all the code, resources, etc.
Next up: Part 1