[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: RoboCup Rescue Virtual Robot competition

Arnoud Visser arnoud at science.uva.nl
Wed Jan 23 04:16:58 PST 2008

Dear all,

hereby a call for participation in the Virtual Robot competition in 
the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League.

What is the Virtual Robot competition?

The Virtual Robot competition is an initiative to stimulate research 
in robotics that allow autonomously exploration of devastated 
areas,  providing high quality maps and demonstrating the capability 
to actively search and localize victims using robot models
and control algorithms consistent with the state of the art.

Who can participate?

Everybody with experience in controlling an autonomous robot can 
participate. The Virtual Robot competition has a sophisticated 
simulation environment (http://sourceforge.net/projects/usarsim/), 
including a wide variety of robot and sensor models. The interaction 
of the robot and sensors are simulated in this environment in a 
physical realistic way. The communication to and from the robot and 
sensors is performed via a socket-interface, so existing control 
software should be easily ported to the simulation environment. The 
Virtual Robot competition allows to experiment with your control 
algorithms and hardware configurations without the need to buy this 
equipment .

Important dates
    * team pre-registration deadline: February 29, 2008
    * team description paper deadline: March 3, 2008
    * team registration: April 20 2008.
    * competition: 14-20 July 2008.
    * symposium: 15-18 July 2008.

Further information



Arnoud Visser
Universiteit van Amsterdam
member Technical Committee RoboCup Rescue Simulation League
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