[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation RoboCup Rescue Simulation virtual robot competition
a.visser at uva.nl
Tue Jan 12 07:27:02 PST 2010
Call for Participation
RoboCup 2010 Rescue Simulation Virtual Robot competition
June 19 - June 25, 2010 (Singapore)
The RoboCup Virtual Rescue Technical Committee would like to invite
you to compete RoboCup 2010 Rescue Simulation Virtual Robot
competition, and provide detailed information about the registration
and qualification process.
The purpose of the competition is to provide a common benchmark to
demonstrate scientific progress in robotics in the field of Urban
Search and Rescue. In this competition a devastated area has to be
explored for victims with a team of robots controlled by a single
operator. The robot team should accurately explore large areas with
difficult mobility. The competition is based on a physics-based,
realistic simulation on the sensory and actuation level of the robot.
Standardized interfaces make a transparent migration of code between
real robots and their simulated counterparts possible.
New teams are encouraged to participate, and last year's winning code
may be freely downloaded from
Team pre-registration deadline: 31 Jan 2010 (23:59 UTC)
Team qualification deadline: 15 Feb 2010 (23:59 UTC)
Qualified teams will be announced: 1 Mar 2010
Early registration: 1 Mar - 31 Mar 2010
Regular registration: 1 Apr - 30 Apr 2010
Late registration: After 1 May
All teams who wish to qualify need to pre-register before the
deadline of 31 Jan 2010. To pre-register, fill in the form at
and send this as an attachment to <mailto:A.Visser at uva.nl>A.Visser at uva.nl.
Qualification is based on a team's previous performance, scientific
contributions, and the community effort in the development of the simulator.
In RoboCup 2010, up to 18 teams will participate in the Virtual Robot
competition. The price winners of the RoboCup 2009 (UC Merced, SEU
RedSun, Amsterdam-Oxford) are automatically qualified after
pre-registering their teams and submitting an appropriate Team
Description Paper (TDP). The other 15 teams will be selected through
a qualification process.
The qualification deadline is 15 Feb 2010. The OC does not accept
qualification materials from teams who have not been pre-registered
by the pre-registration deadline. Qualification material consists of:
1. Team Description Paper (TDP)
The TDP should describe your research focus and ideas implemented in
the team. Include in this TDP the scientific contributions of your
team (recent publications relevant for the RoboCup community). The
length of the TDP has to be at least four (4) pages and should not
exceed twelve (12) pages in Springer LNCS Style:
Please submit the TDP only as a PDF document with the name of your
team like teamname_TDP.pdf.
2. A list of contributions to the simulation environment USARsim, and
the claimed community points for this effort. The community point
system is defined at
Teams will be qualified based on the submitted materials as described
in this E-Mail. Also, the following general qualification limitations
will be considered:
- One-Third-Rule: The so called One-Third-Rule rule states that only
up to 1/3 of the participants of a competition may be from the same country.
- One-Team-Per-Institute-Rule: The One-Team-Per-Institute-Rule states
that only one team from each university or research institute is
allowed to participate in a competition. Note that it is okay for
different teams from the same institute to participate in different
competitions, e.g. 2D soccer and 3D development.
Arnoud Visser, Stephen Balakirsky, Behzad Tabibian
Rescue Simulation League
RoboCup 2010 Singapore
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