[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation: The Future of Rescue Simulation workshop 29 Feb - March 4, 2016.

Visser, A. A.Visser at uva.nl
Fri Nov 27 06:30:40 PST 2015

(Apologies for cross-postings.)

This is a kind reminder that the deadline of the Workshop is approaching fast.

The positive news is that for a limited number of participants (25) a small amount travel support (€ 300) is available,
which could cover your stay in the Netherlands. The workshop itself has no registration fee.


Call for Participation

The Workshop on the Future of Rescue Simulation

29 Feb - March 4, 2016
Snellius Venue, Lorentz Center
Niels Bohrweg 1, Leiden, The Netherlands



Important Dates

Pre-registration: December 1th, 2015
Participant selection: December 15th, 2015 (25 participants)
Registration: December 31th, 2015

Workshop Goal

The goal of the workshop is to redefine the challenge of the RoboCup Rescue Simulation virtual robot competition, make the transition from the current Unreal based environment towards a ROS / Gazebo based environment and define the roadmap of the scientific challenge in the competition for the coming 5 years.


The workshop is a combination of brainstorming and hacking; lectures and tutorials. The venue has a small lecture room, 7 offices and a common room. We actively promote involvement from all over the world, from participants involved in related initiatives, such as the virtual competition of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the Japan Virtual Robotics Challenge and the real RoboCup Rescue League.

Pre-registration procedure

The venue and workshop has a limit of 25 participants. Participants will be selected based on their technical and academic background, as indicated in the pre-registration form:


Please email this form as attachment to francesco.amigoni at polimi.it<mailto:francesco.amigoni at polimi.it>

The selection of participants will be made on a good distribution of diversity and contribution potential.


Monday - Getting accustomed to USARSim / Gazebo / ROS
Tuesday - Modifying Gazebo with new sensor / actuator models
Wednesday - Creating a rescue world for Gazebo
Thursday - Setting up a try-out competition
Friday - Try to apply your code to real robots

A more detailed program is maintained at https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/a.visser/activities/FutureOfRescue/

Travel support
Depending on the contribution of the sponsors, partial travel support could be available for the participants.

Workshop organizers
Arnoud Visser, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Masaru Shimizu, Chukyo University, Aichi, Japan

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