51 巻 (2015) 1 号 p. 16-23
A number of rescue robots have been developed for quick and safe rescue operations at the time of earthquake. In order to develop rescue robots suitable for disaster site, it is necessary to test traversing performance of rescue robots in various rubble fields. However, the inaccessibility of real rubble fields makes it difficult to accumulate enough knowledge about rubble and rescue robots. This study aims to construct a software system which enables to evaluate traversing performance of rescue robots in virtual rubble fields. In this paper, we present the configuration of this system and we show example of knowledge about rubble and rescue robots, which is obtained through using this system. In addition, we report the result of traversing performance tests in real and virtual rubble fields to demonstrate the effectiveness of this system.