RoboViz: Programmable visualization for simulated soccer

Justin Stoecker, Ubbo Visser

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

9 Scopus citations


This work describes RoboViz, a new software program designed to assess and develop agent behaviors in a multi-agent system, the RoboCup Soccer Simulation 3D sub-league. RoboViz is an interactive monitor that renders both agent and world state information in a three-dimensional scene. In addition, RoboViz provides programmable remote drawing functionality to agents or other clients that can communicate over a network. The tool facilitates real-time visualization of agents running concurrently on the SimSpark simulator to provide higher-level analysis of agent behaviors not currently possible with existing tools. Provided appropriate hardware, the monitor and debugging tool can produce high-quality stereo vision images. RoboViz is proposed as a replacement for the current SimSpark 3D league monitor to benefit developers as well as elevate public interest in the 3D simulation league, and it has been used officially at the 2011 German Open in Magdeburg, Germany. RoboViz was released in February 2011 as an open-source project under the Apache 2.0 license.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoboCup 2011
Subtitle of host publicationRobot Soccer World Cup XV
EditorsThomas Rofer, Norbert Michael Mayer, Jesus Savage, Uluc Saranli
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7416 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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