[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation - Virtual Robot competition, RoboCup 2011

Visser, A. A.Visser at uva.nl
Fri Jan 14 14:32:59 PST 2011


                                                              Call for Participation

                                 Virtual Robot competition, RoboCup 2011 Rescue Simulation League

                                                   July 5-11, 2011 (Istanbul, Turkey)

                                                      http://www.robocup2011.org/ <https://legacy.ic.uva.nl/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.robocup2011.org/> 

The RoboCup Virtual Robot competition is a great platform for rapid prototyping
in urban search and rescue scenarios with teams of robots. The realistic simulation environment 
UsarSim makes advanced robot designs possible without the need for investing in robot's hardware.
In addition the simulation environment also allows to develop in controlled circumstances,
followed by a validation in a real environment. For more information, see
Hereby the information about the registration and qualification process for the RoboCup 2011 
Virtual Robot competition:

The schedule of Virtual Robot competition is aligned with the general RoboCup 2011 schedule:

Symposium papers: February 6, 2011 
Team Pre-Registration Deadline: February 15, 2011 
Team Qualification Deadline: March 15 2011
Early Registration: March 18 - May 13, 2011
Regular Registration: May 14 - June 17, 2011 (No team registration accepted after June 17)
Late registration: June 18 - RoboCup 2011 (Only additional teammembers)


All teams who wish to qualify need to pre-register before the deadline (15 February 2011). 
To pre-register, send an E-Mail to A.Visser at uva.nl with the subject
'Pre-registration TEAM_NAME'. The E-Mail should have as attachment the following filled in form:
You should receive a confirmation e-mail for your pre-registration in a few days (up to 4 days).
Please make sure that you receive the confirmation e-mail before the deadline.


Qualification is based on a team's previous achievements in RoboCup,
their scientific contributions to the RoboCup community in past year and contributions to the simulator.

In RoboCup 2011, up to 24 teams will participate in the Virtual Robot competition. The semi-finalist from RoboCup 2010 
(RedSun, MRL and Steel) are automatically qualified after pre-registering their teams and submitting an appropriate 
Team Description Paper (TDP). The other 21 teams will be selected through a qualification process.
In addition, if there are multiple teams from the same country, a selection will be made on the same criteria described above to ensure that not more than 1/3 of all qualified teams come the same country.

The rules are this year simplified, to allow automatic benchmarking and head-on competitions.

The initial version of the rules is available on the RoboCup Rescue wiki: 
The rules will be finialized after testing them at the Iran Open competition.
See you in Istanbul

Arnoud Visser
on behalf of the Organizing and Technical Committee
Virtual Robot competition, Rescue Simulation League
RoboCup 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey

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