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Smoke and Mirrors — Virtual Realities for Sensor Fusion Experiments in Biomimetic Robotics In Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), 2012 IEEE Conference on (2012), pp. 114-119, doi:10.1109/mfi.2012.6343022 by Johannes Bauer, Jorge Dávila-Chacón, Erik Strahl, Stefan Wermter
@inproceedings{bauer-et-al-2012b,
    abstract = {Considerable time and effort often go into designing and implementing experimental set-ups ({ES}) in robotics. These activities are usually not at the focus of our research and thus go underreported. This results in replication of work and lack of comparability. This paper lays out our view of the theoretical considerations necessary when deciding on the type of experiment to conduct. It describes our efforts in designing a virtual reality ({VR}) {ES} for experiments in biomimetic robotics. It also reports on experiments carried out and outlines those planned. It thus provides a basis for similar efforts by other researchers and will help make designing {ES} more rational and economical, and the results more comparable.},
    author = {Bauer, Johannes and D\'{a}vila-Chac\'{o}n, Jorge and Strahl, Erik and Wermter, Stefan},
    booktitle = {Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), 2012 IEEE Conference on},
    doi = {10.1109/mfi.2012.6343022},
    isbn = {978-1-4673-2510-3},
    keywords = {experiments, projection, robot, robotics},
    pages = {114--119},
    posted-at = {2013-04-18 14:40:35},
    priority = {2},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    title = {Smoke and Mirrors — Virtual Realities for Sensor Fusion Experiments in Biomimetic Robotics},
    url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/mfi.2012.6343022},
    year = {2012}
}

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