Posted On: Aug 18, 2020

AWS RoboMaker is introducing WorldForge, a capability that streamlines testing and training robots in simulation by making it faster, simpler, and less expensive to create a multitude of virtual 3D worlds. Building virtual worlds is required to test and train robotics applications in simulation, and before RoboMaker WorldForge, the process could require months of time and substantial expense for robotics companies. You can now easily create simulation worlds in RoboMaker WorldForge and use them in RoboMaker simulation run for testing.

With AWS RoboMaker WorldForge, robotics application developers and QA engineers can automatically create hundreds of user-defined, randomized 3D virtual environments that mimic real-world conditions without extra engineering investment or infrastructure management. Having a large number of 3D virtual worlds enables developers to easily increase the scale and variance of simulations to support large-scale simulation workloads. Scaling simulation makes regression testing more robust, reinforcement learning faster, and synthetic data generation more affordable.

Today, WorldForge supports indoor residential home environments. With WorldForge, you can create worlds with configurations including floor plans and furnishings. You can also define how many variations the randomized worlds will have, and how many worlds WorldForge will create for you.

AWS RoboMaker is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) regions. To get started, please explore the RoboMaker webpage or start generating simulation worlds in the AWS RoboMaker console.