Open 3D Engine goes Robotics

Open 3D Engine goes Robotics

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By Wisse Hettinga

The Open 3D Foundation (O3DF) today announced increased adoption in the robotics industry, a software leader that develops solutions for autonomous, connected cars, is joining O3DF in its pursuit to build an open source future for robotic simulation. joins more than 20 other O3DF members and represents the growing number of companies using O3DE for a variety of use cases, from gaming and robotics to film and high-fidelity simulations, among others.

The modular O3DE architecture is made possible through Gems, plug-ins that enable users to customize and extend the engine’s capabilities to address their unique applications, including games, simulations and many other 3D use cases. has created two Gems to extend the engine’s capabilities for robotics simulations.

The O3DE ROS2 Gem, created in collaboration with AWS Game Tech and Open Robotics, integrates O3DE with the Robotics Operating System (ROS), which is being used in NASA’s VIPER mission to the moon. The O3DE RGL Gem powers high-performance Lidar simulation.

“Traditional and commercial simulation engines are often insufficient for the complexity and scale of modern robotics applications,” said Royal O’Brien, General Manager of Digital Media and Games at the Linux Foundation & Executive Director of the Open 3D Foundation. “Integrated with the modern Robotic Operating System (ROS), O3DE can be used in robotics applications without the need for wrappers or bridges and will accelerate robotic development and innovation.

“ is fully embracing O3DE as the future simulation engine for robotics. Our O3DF membership represents this belief and our commitment to O3DE development and collaboration,” said Adam Dąbrowski, VP of Robotics and Simulation, “Joining the Open 3D Foundation can help stay at the forefront of the 3D content creation and distribution industry and gain valuable access to resources and support that drives growth and innovation.”

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