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\textbf{First MORSE users survey}\\[1cm]
August 2012\\[1cm]
During a month, in August 2012, we have run a survey to better understand who
are the users of MORSE, what are their use-cases and what are their needs.
In total, 34 peoples participated, from 13 countries.
\section{What country do you live in (country of residence)?}
\bcbar[label=United States,color=\barcolor]{4}
\section{Where are you using MORSE?}
\bcbar[label=at the university/research lab (in robotics) (72.7\%),color=\barcolor]{24}
\bcbar[label=at the university/research lab (in another field) (9.1\%),color=\barcolor]{3}
\bcbar[label=in a company (12.1\%),color=\barcolor]{4}
\bcbar[label=at home (hobby projects) (24.2\%),color=\barcolor]{8}
\item Bielefeld University
\item Carnegie Mellon University / CORAL Research Group
\item CNRS
\item Dassault aviation
\item DLR
\item Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Castelo Branco (x 2)
\item Georgia Institute of Technology (x 2)
\item Homembala Multimídia
\item INRIA
\item inSightful Robotics
\item Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica
\item ISAE - SUPAERO (x 2)
\item KIT, Institute for Process Control and Robotics
\item KUL Leuven (x 2)
\item LAAS-CNRS (x 2)
\item Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Department of Production and Quality Engineering - Robot lab
\item ONERA
\item Technische Universität München
\item University of Siegen
\item University of Sydney
\item UNQUI
\section{Have you found MORSE easy to learn?}
\bcbar[label=1 - Easy (3.3\%),color=\barcolor]{1}
\bcbar[label=2 - Reasonably easy (76.7\%),color=\barcolor]{23}
\bcbar[label=3 - Hard (20\%),color=\barcolor]{6}
\bcbar[label=4- Very hard (0.0\%),color=\barcolor]{0}
Average ranking: 2.17
\section{Have you an experience with another simulator for robotics?}
\bcbar[label=Gazebo (78.6\%),color=\barcolor]{11}
\bcbar[label=Stage (64.3\%),color=\barcolor]{9}
\bcbar[label=Webots (14.3\%),color=\barcolor]{2}
\bcbar[label=Simbad (7.1\%),color=\barcolor]{1}
\item ROS
\item proper dassault environment
\item custom blender scripts
\item USARSim
\item Microsoft Robotics Studio - Agia PhysX ADAMS CAD-like simulations
\section{Have you found MORSE easy to use?}
\bcbar[label=1 - Easy (20\%),color=\barcolor]{6}
\bcbar[label=2 - Reasonably easy (60\%),color=\barcolor]{18}
\bcbar[label=3 - Hard (16.7\%),color=\barcolor]{5}
\bcbar[label=4- Very hard (3.3\%),color=\barcolor]{1}
Average ranking: 2.03
\section{How do you rate your proficiency with MORSE?}
\bcbar[label=1 - novice (23.3\%),color=\barcolor]{7}
\bcbar[label=2 - needs advice (40\%),color=\barcolor]{12}
\bcbar[label=3 - everyday use (16.7\%),color=\barcolor]{5}
\bcbar[label=4- can offer advices (10\%),color=\barcolor]{3}
\bcbar[label=5- know it very well (10\%),color=\barcolor]{3}
Average ranking: 2.43
\section{How do/did you obtain MORSE (install and/or upgrade)?}
\bcbar[label=From the sources (80.0\%),color=\barcolor]{24}
\bcbar[label=robotpkg (30.0\%),color=\barcolor]{9}
\bcbar[label=rosinstall (3.3\%),color=\barcolor]{1}
\bcbar[label=autoproj (6.7\%),color=\barcolor]{2}
\section{What do you simulate?}
\bcbar[label=Single robot (73.3\%),color=\barcolor]{22}
\bcbar[label=Multiple robots (23.3\%),color=\barcolor]{7}
\bcbar[label=Outdoor robotics (40.0\%),color=\barcolor]{12}
\bcbar[label=Indoor robotics (43.3\%),color=\barcolor]{13}
\bcbar[label=Human-robot interaction (26.7\%),color=\barcolor]{8}
\bcbar[label=Physical interactions with the environment (36.7\%),color=\barcolor]{11}
\bcbar[label=Flying robots (13.3\%),color=\barcolor]{4}
\bcbar[label=Underwater robots (6.7\%),color=\barcolor]{2}
More details:
\item trying to build a distributed simulation (HLA) in which all robots will be driven with OROCOS components via YARP. Trying also to integrate a real robot in the simulation.
\item More into Player/Stage and ROS, have used Morse in the passing.
\item Multi robots configuration for a Convoy of vehicles
\item I'm using it mainly to simulate a robotic car and test some algorithms learned in's class CS373.
\item Multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV)
\item Reasoning based on sensory information with decision taking in unstructured, outdoor environments.
\item Surgery
\item Swarm of aerial robots
\item Segway-style dynamic robot
\item Using MORSE for testing Human Aware Navigation and Activity Recognition and Monitoring for Human Robot Interaction in Human Everyday Environments
\section{Which of the following features would you like to see implemented/improved in MORSE? (use the field below to give details if needed!)}
\bcbar[label=More "off the shelf" robots (Nao...) (25.0\%),color=\barcolor]{7}
\bcbar[label=Better point cloud sensors (Kinect or Velodyne...) (50.0\%),color=\barcolor]{14}
\bcbar[label=Grasp simulation (17.9\%),color=\barcolor]{5}
\bcbar[label=Access to low-level control (32.1\%),color=\barcolor]{9}
\bcbar[label=More "standard" indoor environments (14.3\%),color=\barcolor]{4}
\bcbar[label=More "standard" outdoor environments (17.9\%),color=\barcolor]{5}
\bcbar[label=Remote GUI to control the simulator (14.3\%),color=\barcolor]{4}
\bcbar[label=GUI to help designing simulations within Blender (28.6\%),color=\barcolor]{8}
\bcbar[label=Better logging/monitoring tools (17.9\%),color=\barcolor]{5}
\bcbar[label=Better integration with ROS (35.7\%),color=\barcolor]{10}
\bcbar[label=Better performances (21.4\%),color=\barcolor]{6}
\bcbar[label=API in C++/Java/Python/... (46.4\%),color=\barcolor]{13}
\bcbar[label=Easier installation (39.3\%),color=\barcolor]{11}
\bcbar[label=Better documentation (50.0\%),color=\barcolor]{14}
\bcbar[label=Ability to speed-up/slow-down the simulation (35.7\%),color=\barcolor]{10}
\bcbar[label=Ability to record and replay a simulation (35.7\%),color=\barcolor]{10}
More details:
\item We could build a website to share robots, much like
\item Easier to install is big time - if there can be deb packages (like gazebo) then it can be wonderful.
\section{Overall, how happy are you with MORSE?}
\bcbar[label=unhappy (0.0\%),color=\barcolor]{0}
\bcbar[label=not so happy (14.3\%),color=\barcolor]{4}
\bcbar[label=happy (35.7\%),color=\barcolor]{10}
\bcbar[label=very happy (39.3\%),color=\barcolor]{11}
\bcbar[label=completely ecstatic (10.7\%),color=\barcolor]{3}