1st Edition

Intelligent Virtual System for Underwater Vehicle Piloting using Unity™

By Cheng Siong Chin Copyright 2021
    154 Pages 146 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book supports readers in the development of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) pilot training simulator by exploiting open-source or free gaming software and emphasizing the importance of using established and widely-available game design techniques to provide engaging scenarios for ROV training developers and trainees. There is no such book to guide the users to create an open-source virtual simulator for pilot training in the marine and offshore industry. This book can be used as a reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, engineers, researchers, and lecturers in VR simulation using UnityTM as the leading software.

    Some of the key features of the book include:

    •    Step-by-step procedures in development ROV pilot training simulator

    •    Use of open-source software UnityTM that is freely available to all readers

    •    The codes used in the book are self-sufficient as there are no codes hidden from readers

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Unity. Chapter 2: Development of ROV’s Pilot Training Platform Using Unity. Chapter 3: Results and Discussion. Chapter 4: Conclusion. Appendix A: TRV-M ROV Technical Specification Sheet. Appendix B: Functions of the Properties Used in Unity. Appendix C: Joystick Software Installation. Appendix D: Scripts.


    Cheng Siong Chin is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) with Newcastle University and Adjunct Full Professor to Chongqing University, School of Automotive Engineering.