Simulate the moon!
We promised more insights in how we are working besides building testing grounds and here it is!
First a word of caution, to make the Remote Rover Experiment come true we still need a lot of help, so please share our campaign with your families and friends, co-worker and your favourite bloggers. Thanks!
Simulate the moon!
For 8 months we've been designing a specialised 3D engine with realistic lunar physics and APIs to connect it with our rover operating system. It enables us to interact with the detailed high resolution map data provided by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Video gives you an insight on how we started and what our engine looked like in March this Year. The engine runs server side and is NVIDIA GPU accelerated. We've been using it a lot and even made it run remote controlled with streamed with HTML5 over the internet which was one of the key factors that led to the Remote Rover Experiment.
Stay tuned for the next update and keep spreading the word - Thanks!
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