[robotics-worldwide] [news] RoboCup 2020 Virtual Robot Competition - Call for Participation

reyhanehpahlevan reyhanehpahlevan at ce.sharif.edu
Sat Dec 28 23:06:59 PST 2019


Dear All, 

This is the First Call for Participation for RoboCup 2020 Virtual Robot
Competition, which will be held in Bordeaux, France, from June 23 to
June 28. I should mention that the DEADLINE FOR THE INTENTION OF
PARTICIPATION to Virtual Robot Competition: JANUARY 25, 2019 

We will be very happy to welcome you next year and hope to see you all
in FRANCE! 
  Please apologize for multiple postings and we would be thankful if you
forward this call for participation to other mailing lists and
colleagues you find useful.  

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        RoboCup 2020 Virtual Robot Competition

       JUNE 23 - JUNE 28, 2020 (Bordeaux, France)
          https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.robocup.org_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9mZDpNFFMQ9Mi61Vd38weYYP1k7ZBRq_4fu0R5Sl0lY&s=J7s7eCToHLeohxpPhI-orgwOHHPiGDJFVblKRzlVP7w&e=  [1] 

Apologies if you have received multiple copies of this announcement. 
We would like to invite all robot rescue teams to participate in the
2020 RoboCup Rescue Simulation League World Championship.

If you are interested to participate please take the time to
pre-register your team for the RoboCup 2020 Virtual Robot Competition as
soon as possible, so that we can inform you about the latest
developments.

(1) RoboCup Rescue Simulation League and Virtual Robot Competition 

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The RoboCup Rescue Simulation League is a socially relevant part of the
RoboCup event. Its main purpose is to provide emergency decision support
by integration of disaster information, prediction, planning, and human
interface. 

A generic urban disaster simulation environment is constructed on
network computers. Heterogeneous intelligent agents such as
firefighters, commanders, victims, volunteers, etc. conduct search and
rescue activities in this virtual disaster world. Agents can sense their
environment and make decisions on the basis of the perceived data.
Mission-critical human interfaces support disaster managers, disaster
relief brigades, residents, and volunteers to decide their actions to
minimize the disaster damage.

Addressing this problem involves advanced and interdisciplinary research
themes. As AI/robotics research, for example, behavior strategy (e.g.,
multi-agent planning, realtime/anytime planning, heterogeneity of
agents, robust planning, mixed-initiative planning) is a challenging
problem. For disaster researchers, RoboCup Rescue works as a standard
basis in order to develop practical comprehensive simulators adding
necessary disaster modules. 

The Virtual Robot Competition is based on ROS/Gazebo, an advanced robot
simulator in which users can simulate multiple agents whose capabilities
closely mirror those of real robots. ROS/Gazebo currently features
several ground and air robots, as well as a wide range of sensors and
actuators. Moreover, exploiting ROS, users can easily develop their
robot systems integrating standard modules.  

Currently addressed research topics include but are not limited to  

 	* Human-robot interfaces
 	* Autonomous navigation
 	* Sensor fusion
 	* Image processing
 	* Speach processing
 	* 2D and 3D mapping
 	* Distributed planning
 	* Distributed learning

(2) Intention of participation
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If you are interested to participate in the competition, please send,
before January 25, 2020, an email to  reyhanehpahlevan at ce.sharif.edu
with as attachment the following form filled in:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ce.sharif.edu_-7Ereyhanehpahlevan_Robocup_IntentVirtual.txt&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9mZDpNFFMQ9Mi61Vd38weYYP1k7ZBRq_4fu0R5Sl0lY&s=VFZ_k7sb69JjlFOVfo0ABwFwQE5abEtix8TGWPxM5eM&e=  [2] 

(3) Qualification material
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Besides sending the intention of participation, please prepare before
March 15, 2020, a Team Description Paper describing the most innovative
contributions or scientific results your team is intended to provide.
The TDP is limited to 8 pages and must be formatted according to the
LNCS format: 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.springer.com_gp_computer-2Dscience_lncs_conference-2Dproceedings-2Dguidelines&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9mZDpNFFMQ9Mi61Vd38weYYP1k7ZBRq_4fu0R5Sl0lY&s=e4YRhGV9oot4pzd3TjRAZkkIkiFXksvZOe9mDZ-04Ek&e= 
[3]

The Team Description Paper is an overview of the methodologies you use
or intend to use to control your robots inside the Virtual Robot
Competition. If applicable, include a reference to your latest
publications.
The qualification material should be placed on a dedicated web page on
the team's home page. 
Please include the link to the qualification material on the intention
of participation information.

(4) Deadlines
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- Deadline for the intention of participation to Virtual Robot
Competition: JANUARY 25, 2020
- Deadline for qualification material Virtual Robot Competition: MARCH
15, 2020
- Team qualification notification: MARCH 30, 2020
- Early registration period: will be announced 
- Team setup: JUNE 23-24, 2020 
- competition: JUNE 25-28, 2020 
- RoboCup symposium: JUNE 29, 2020 

(5) Useful links 

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OFFICIAL VIRTUAL ROBOT COMPETITION WEBSITE: 

1. Robocup Rescue simulation Website [4] 

PREVIOUS VIRTUAL RESCUE ROBOT COMPETITIONS MATERIALS: 

1. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_RoboCup-2DRSVRL&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9mZDpNFFMQ9Mi61Vd38weYYP1k7ZBRq_4fu0R5Sl0lY&s=8CZGKLIIex3p2_x-fQsiC0mZuIE8RHxC7jksuQyrPyA&e=  [5] 

2. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_m-2Dshimizu_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9mZDpNFFMQ9Mi61Vd38weYYP1k7ZBRq_4fu0R5Sl0lY&s=E-JN0cfTJuM7MOOKH5nlIwsM6BLhZKIlkbF3WFqcjsc&e=  [6] 

3. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_reyhanehpahlevan_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9mZDpNFFMQ9Mi61Vd38weYYP1k7ZBRq_4fu0R5Sl0lY&s=YT26Azpy_SbBsM5MwRkkP9K3rLoyI-4aLEJgWim3WYs&e=  [7] 

4. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_amirezakabiri_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9mZDpNFFMQ9Mi61Vd38weYYP1k7ZBRq_4fu0R5Sl0lY&s=VEfIHcm6ajDONwm-DQjrsbMCTRxU-c7_CRxAupFxOOY&e=  [8] 

HERE IS THE LIST OF USEFUL LINKS: 

1. Robotic Operating System(ROS) [9]
2. Gazebo Simulator [10]
3. Virtual Robot Competitions 2019 rules [11]
4. Available team description papers [12]
5. Virtual Robot former Robocup setup  [13]
6. Available Open source code [14] 
7. Robocup 2016-2019 maps and information could be found in 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_RoboCup-2DRSVRL&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9mZDpNFFMQ9Mi61Vd38weYYP1k7ZBRq_4fu0R5Sl0lY&s=8CZGKLIIex3p2_x-fQsiC0mZuIE8RHxC7jksuQyrPyA&e=  [5]
8. More documentation could be found in rescuesim website [15] 

Feel free to ask! Hope to see you at the Robocup 2020 competitions in
France. 

With kind regards,
Masaru Shimizu, Fatemeh Pahlevan Agahababa, Amirreza Kabiri, Francesco
Amigoni, Josie Hughes and Arnoud Visser(members of the 2020 RoboCup
Rescue Simulation Virtual Robot Competition Technical and Organization
Committees) 
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Fatemeh Pahlevan Aghababa,

Intelligence System Laboratory,
Computer engineering department
Sharif University of Technology 
Azadi Ave, Tehran, Iran
PO Box: 11365-11155 

Voice: +98 912 516-9683
Email: reyhanehpahlevan at ce.sharif.edu
Web: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ce.sharif.edu_-7Ereyhanehpahlevan_&d=DwICAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9mZDpNFFMQ9Mi61Vd38weYYP1k7ZBRq_4fu0R5Sl0lY&s=KPRRWAO6kzjXgVh9L-eJRYaSNzbQwu813vYs2mIp7i0&e=  [16]
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